Norwegian-Russian Fisheries negotiations celebrate 40 years

Minister of Fisheries Per SandbergMinister of Fisheries Per Sandberg.Photo: Ned Alley / NTB scanpix

When Norwegian and Russian envoys meet for fishery negotiations Monday, it will be 40 years since the first fishery agreement was put in place.

In 1976, the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Eivind Bolle and his colleague from the Soviet Union, Aleksandr Isjkov, signed the first fishery agreement between the two countries.

“The fishery cooperation between Norway and Russia is strong and good.

“It has survived the Cold War and the Soviet Union, and we are widely recognized in the world on how we continue to collaborate with a common resource,” says Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg.

The negotiations started in Moss Monday morning, about cod in the Barents Sea, which is essential for both spawning season and stockfish exports,” said the Industry and Fisheries Ministry.

Negotiations determines how large quotas are regarding harvesting, and what Norway’s share of these will be. Quotas will be negotiated for cod, haddock, capelin, redfish and Greenland halibut.

Overall, we are talking about over 1 million tons of fish.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today