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EU and Faroe Islands reach fishing agreement for 2020

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 21:20 (GMT + 9)

On 10 December, the European Union and the Faroe Islands have reached an agreement on reciprocal exchanges of fishing opportunities in each other’s waters for 2020. The new agreement allows for the exchange of a number of important quotas for the European Union, such as cod, haddock, saithe and redfish, with Norway pout and blue whiting for the Faroe Islands. The Parties have also agreed reciprocal access to each other’s waters for mackerel, Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting.

Faroe Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)


Details of reciprocal arrangements agreed for 2020

Quotas agreed by the parties for 2020 (in tonnes)

For the European Union from the Faroe Islands:

  • Cod and haddock 885
  • Saithe 2,600
  • Redfish 100
  • Blue ling and ling 1,885
  • Flatfish 50
  • Blue whiting 2,500
  • Other species 700

For the Faroe Islands from the European Union:

  • Ling and tusk 200
  • Blue ling 150
  • Horse mackerel 1,600
  • Norway pout 5,000
  • Blue whiting 10,000
  • Sprat 1,000
  • Other white fish 150
  • Herring 250
  • Northern deep-water prawns 1,200
  • Greenland halibut 110

The parties have also agreed access to each other’s waters for:

  • 34,856 tonnes of mackerel
  • 37,500 tonnes of blue whiting
  • 7,000 tonnes of Atlanto-Scandian herring


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