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UK-Faroe Islands deal agreed, fishing quotas to stay intact

Staff writer ▼ | December 10, 2015
UK fishermen will be able to continue fishing at 2015 quota levels next year, following talks on the fisheries agreement for 2016 between the UK Government, as part of an EU delegation, and the Faroe Islands.
Fisheries   817 tonnes of cod/haddock and 696 tonnes of saithe
The deal will ensure UK fishermen continue to be able to catch a number of valuable species in Faroese waters worth £3 million each year, including 817 tonnes of cod/haddock and 696 tonnes of saithe.

An increase to blue ling/ling quota was also achieved, increasing the amount that can be caught in 2016 by 34 tonnes and bringing a total of 120 tonnes.

Commenting on the agreement, Fisheries Minister George Eustice said, "We have reached a positive conclusion to this year’s negotiations with the Faroe Islands which enables fishing to continue at the same level as last year.

"If we want a profitable fishing industry then we must fish within sustainable limits."