Iceland Eu Fisheries Agreement
The agreement also provides for reciprocal access to fishing for blue whiting and Norwegian-Icelandic herring in the same way as in the last two years, and up to 15 Icelandic vessels may fish simultaneously for herring and blue whiting in the jurisdiction of the Faroe Islands. Icelandic vessels may also fish up to 1300 tonnes of mackerel in Faroese fishing quotas as by-catch in fishing. Britain catches between 10 and 15% of the fish landed by EU vessels, making it one of the largest fishing countries in Europe. At present, their vessels have access to the waters of third countries under their agreements with the EU. Withdrawal from the EU means that London must now establish its own fisheries agreements. The Governments of Iceland and the Faroe Islands have renewed their fisheries agreement. Photo: Faroese Seafood DON`T MISSEU Fisheries panic: “Violent confrontations at sea” Warning unmasked [INSIGHT] Michael Goves has unmasked the stunning promise made to EU fishermen [ANALYSIS]EU fisheries: the Danish plot to keep access to UK waters after Brexit [INSIGHT] “I look forward to developing our cooperation in areas such as fisheries management, science and, hopefully, between our industries. By signing today, we are taking the first step towards a strong partnership between Greenland and the UK,” said Jens Immanuelsen, Greenland`s Fisheries Minister. The main result of the agreement signed on Monday is that the two countries will discuss the management of common fish stocks, but similar agreements signed in recent months with Norway and the Faroe Islands set conditions for access to the waters of the other meeting and annual in order to set bilateral quotas. This is part of an agreement reached last week by Kristján Þór Júlíusson, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, and Jacob Vestergaard, Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands. The EU has concluded two types of fisheries agreements with third countries, Greenland and the UK, saying they will continue to cooperate to develop fishing in the North Atlantic, after the UK will no longer be bound by the European Union`s common fisheries rules that are expected to take place at the end of the year.
Negotiations between the EU and Norway, on the one hand, and Iceland and the Faroe Islands, on the other, on mackerel fishing in the North Atlantic are blocked. No agreement is in sight on the allocation of fishing quotas. This unacceptable situation poses a risk to the sustainability of the mackerel fishery and is an example to the world that could hardly be worse. Despite years of negotiations, civilized European countries have still failed to resolve a fisheries dispute to the satisfaction of both sides. Officially, the accession procedure is still on schedule and the first of the 33 negotiating chapters has been completed. However, the fact is that the process has stopped, because the chapters that were dealt with without problems were in fact only a formality, because Iceland already fulfils the conditions through its accession to EFTA. The “big pieces” have not yet been concluded and an agreement is still far away. The recovery claims made by Britain and the Netherlands to Iceland for non-execution of bank accounts with Sparkasse Icesave are controversial. Both EU countries have adopted domestic bank guarantees for the liabilities of Icelandic Landsbanki, which collapsed during the financial crisis. Otherwise, thousands of Icesave`s British and Dutch customers would have lost their money. Icelanders then declared in a referendum that taxpayers` money should not be used to pay for the unsuccessful operations of Icelandic banks. Given that the European Commission is involved in the EFTA appeal to the Court of Justice, some Icelandic parliamentary parties are already calling for an end to negotiations with Brussels.