Norway and the United Kingdom fail to reach an agreement on fishing

FishPhoto: NTB

Norway failed to reach a fishing quota agreement with the United Kingdom for 2021. The talks have ended.

“Brexit has undoubtedly created a number of challenges for the Norwegian fishing industry. It has proved very difficult to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom on zone access and quota exchange for 2021.

“With regard to mutual access to fishing in each other’s waters on common stocks, the distance (in negotiation positions) was too great for us to reach an agreement,” Minister of Seafood and Fisheries Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen (H) noted in a press release.

Norway has entered into agreements with the EU on the North Sea and Skagerrak.

In addition, the EU, Norway, and the United Kingdom agreed in March on the management of the stocks they share in the North Sea. But the bilateral talks with the British did not succeed.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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