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EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands: agreement for pelagic fish stocks

May 4, 2020 | News

(04 May 2020) – The European Union, Norway and the Faeroe Islands reached an agreement for the monitoring, control and surveillance of shared pelagic fisheries stocks in the North East Atlantic.

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The agreement concerns mackerel, horse mackerel, blue whiting and herring. This is the first dedicated agreement on fisheries control and a major step in progressively achieving a level playing field on control and management of these fish stocks.

The three signatories commit to adopt a number of control measures for these fisheries in order to avoid discards and to monitor the landing and weighing operations.

The agreement is open for the signature of other coastal and fishing States in the future.

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