Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Herring catch. The Farao Islands will be sanctioned by the end of the month unless their position as to this fishery changes. (Photo Credit: NOAA)

Iceland may be sanctioned by EU for mackerel fishing

EUROPEAN UNION
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 02:20 (GMT + 9)

The Faroe Islands will face sanctions by the end of the month, unless they change their tactics as to fishing for Atlanto-Scandian herring. And the European authorities could adopt a similar measure imposed on Iceland for mackerel fishing.

Scotland and some key Member States have exercised pressure on the European Commission (EC) for sanctions to be implemented on Iceland due to mackerel overfishing. This situation has led to conflicts between the EC President, Jose Manuel Barroso, and the Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, who argues that the EU sanctions do not conform to WTO rules and are not legal.

Barroso ensures the sustainability of mackerel fishing is crucial, that the stock is now in danger due to overfishing and said that while the EU wanted a "negotiated agreement" and therefore "could not support unilateral actions by our partner countries."

Meanwhile, Gunnlaugsson insists Iceland has shown a willingness to lower its quotas two years in-a-row.

The EU fisheries commissioner Maria Damanaki agrees action is needed to be taken urgently if the mackerel fishery sustainability is to be guaranted.

"We cannot permit unilateral actions that can destroy the stocks," Commissioner Damanaki told reporters after a meeting of EU fisheries ministers in Brussels which ended late on Monday. "We cannot wait until next year, we have to take action now. But about our concrete actions and what we're going to do, more information will be provided by the end of this month," she pointed out.

For his part, Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Scotland, Paul Wheelhouse, welcomed the progress made by the European ministers.

"Today's progress on trade measures against both Faroe Islands and Iceland will be welcome news for Scotland's fishermen.

“For far too long the unsustainable fishing of both these nations has gone un-checked and our fishermen, who have been fishing sustainably, have been paying the price.

"Mackerel is Scotland's most valuable fish stock and it is important for the health of our fishing industry as well as the health of the fish stocks that the reckless plundering of the stock comes to an end." 

Related article:

- Trade sanction measures against Faroes could be implemented within a month


editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
European Union
Jul 7, 03:30 (GMT + 9):
Pre-packed fresh fishery products risks identified
Colombia
Jul 7, 03:10 (GMT + 9):
Guppy fish stocked to control chikungunya vector mosquito
Norway
Jul 7, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
Salmon exports mark new half-year record high
Mexico
Jul 7, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
Sustainable red grouper use searched
Worldwide
Jul 7, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
Pew, WWF claim further tuna and shark protective measures
United States
Jul 6, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Adidas designs sea-waste manufactured footwear
United States
Jul 6, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Change in effect for king salmon regs
Indonesia
Jul 6, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Ministry to take legal action against poachers
Iran
Jul 6, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Iran to export 28K ton fishery products to Russia
United States
Jul 6, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Antarctica Advisors LLC acts as Advisor to East Coast Seafood and Garbo Lobster in their new partnership with Seafood Investment Group
European Union
Jul 6, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - EU 'must rebuild fish stocks'
Ecuador
Jul 6, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Failure to adopt recovery plan threatens survival of Pacific bluefin tuna
European Union
Jul 6, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Seafood industry expects EU to pull 'yellow card'
Australia
Jul 6, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Huon Aquaculture's new processing plant a timely jobs boost for Tasmania's north west
Tuvalu
Jul 6, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
FFA ministers endorse new roadmap for Pacific fisheries



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Seafood exports reach historic record
India Seafood product exports during the financial year 2014-2015 reached an all-time high of USD 5,511 million, boosted by favourable international market conditions.
Supplementing salmon populations may worsen their decline
European Union Supplementing declining salmon populations with fish from other genetically distinct populations may not be the best method of conservation, according to a recent European study.
IATTC rejects fishing quota increase to three countries
Ecuador The requests submitted by three member countries of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission to have their tuna catch quota increased, did not receive a positive response on the third day of the 89° convention of the international organization.
Guppy fish stocked to control chikungunya vector mosquito
Colombia A team of researchers from the National University and Salid de Laderas Network in Cali are conducting studies on the feasibility of using guppy (Poecilia reticulata) to control the mosquito that causes the disease known as chikungunya fever.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2015 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER