Norway and the EU agree on a fisheries agreement for next year. The agreement contains several measures to rebuild cod stocks in the North Sea.
The total quota for cod in the North Sea is set at 17,679 tonnes for next year. The Norwegian quota will be 2,502 tonnes.
– “The cod ratio has been reduced by 50 percent. It will be a demanding year for Norwegian fishermen. For reasons of cod stock, which is in poor condition, this is also necessary,” says Fisheries Minister Harald T. Nesvik (FRP).
Norwegian fisheries policy and management are not part of the EEA agreement. Therefore, Norway negotiates with the EU every year on a fisheries agreement, which has been going on for over 40 years.
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