Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norwegian Invitation to Conclude Coastal State Agreements on Blue Whiting and Norwegian Spring Spawning Herring for 2014

Despite several rounds of negotiations, there are no coastal state agreements in place for 2014 neither for blue whiting nor for Norwegian spring spawning herring. Norway has been ready to conclude both agreements since last autumn.

The negotiations have, however, been repeatedly postponed by the EU who has not been willing to finalize the discussions on the management of these stocks before the conclusion of a mackerel agreement. After the last postponement, required during the the negotiation round 4-6 February , Norway has twice proposed that the parties resume the blue whiting and herring negotiations. Russia, Iceland and the Faroe Islands have replied positively to the Norwegian proposal.
 
The agreements on blue whiting and Norwegian spring spawning herring both include bilateral agreements on zonal access. Whereas the blue whiting agreement implies zonal access for Norway to EU and Faroese waters, the herring agreement opens up for zonal access for all the other parties to Norwegian waters. Hence, the benefit of zonal access provides an obvious link between the two agreements. To provide for equal opportunities and advantages, the two agreements have for a number of years been signed at the same time.

The blue whiting fisheries take place mainly early in the year, and more than half of the Norwegian quota has already been caught. It is therefore vital that an agreement for 2014 is concluded well before the fishing season is over. To provide for at least a minimum agreement Norway has now suggested that the parties conclude a deal by mail within the coming days. Such an arrangement would be accompanied by an agreement on Norwegian spring spawning herring, thus opening up Norwegian waters for the other parties. If the parties should not agree on a blue whiting arrangement very soon, the zonal access to Norwegian waters for herring would have to be adjusted accordingly.

 

To read more, please visit the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

Related news

Latest news

Steinsvik about to launch 4K camera for feed control

Our HD cameras are in use around the world

Oglaend System in the final of «Norway’s Smartest Industrial Company 2018» award

Out of 40 initial candidates,

DNV GL buys stake in leading public blockchain service provider VeChain as it strengthens commitment to raising trust and transparency through digital solutions

Using blockchain and other digital technologies,

Xsens found the solution

As one of the lucky 120, XSENS AS is happy. 

Taking space technology into ocean industry and aquaculture

Ocean x Space is an event jointly organised by the Eurpean Space Agency (ESA),

Consilium establishes a Market Company in Denmark

Security wholesaler LAP-Sikkerhed ApS  supplies products...

International press fascinated by silent propulsion on emission-free fjord cruise

- If you haven’t heard the propellers today,

ACCIONA receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

To explore the possibilities of grid-scale storage, 

Political interest in AKVA group

Both representatives from the Ministry of Trade,