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


Icelandic Ambassador to the UK Benedikt Jonsson assured his country has done its best to reach sustainable levels of mackerel. (Photo: FIS Stock)

Ambassador rejects accusations from Scotish fishermen

Click on the flag for more information about Iceland ICELAND
Monday, November 26, 2012, 04:00 (GMT + 9)

The Icelandic ambassador to the UK responded to Scottish fishers’ claims that Iceland is running a "cynical propaganda exercise" in the UK by outright rejecting it.

Icelandic Ambassador to the UK Benedikt Jonsson firmly denied that Iceland is, as Chief Executive of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen's Association (SPFA) Mike Gatt put it, trying to take advantage of Grimsby and Hull fish producers’ fears that they might lose access to Icelandic white fish.

Gatt was commenting on a meeting held last week with the local seafood industry in which Iceland was seeking support for its unilateral increase in its north-east mackerel quota. He said SPFA believes Iceland would try to convince the local community that they stand behind sustainable mackerel fishing.

“This is a quite ludicrous assertion as their approach from the outset has never been to put the health of stock first for the benefit of all participants in the fishery, but instead hold it to ransom for their own advantage and without any due concern to the potential damage being inflicted upon it,” he commented.

Benedikt Jonsson rejected Gatt's claims and assured that his country had done its best to reach a deal on "sustainable levels" of mackerel fishing, reports IceNews.

"We are meeting with the Grimsby seafood industry and area residents to discuss the need for mackerel fishing countries to reach a compromise on fishing quotas,” he said. "For several years, Iceland has worked hard to reach an agreement with the so-called Coastal States of Norway, the Faroe Islands and the EU, including Scotland, which will ensure we all catch mackerel at sustainable levels."

"We have repeatedly offered proposals that sustain the mackerel population and ensure a fair outcome for all countries. Unfortunately, certain countries have responded with attacks on Iceland and threats of sanctions, while simultaneously demanding a vastly oversized portion of the mackerel catch,” he added.

Jonsson also insisted that Iceland understands how important its seafood is to England’s fishing sector and therefore his government wishes to “negotiate a fair solution.” 

Related article:

-
Scottish fishers condemn Iceland's 'cynical propaganda exercise'

By Natalia Real
[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Oct 20, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Shrimp Task Force supports dredging over diversions
Thailand
Oct 20, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - SEAFOOD SUSTAINABILITY: Thai Union appoints new Sustainability Director of North America
Norway
Oct 20, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Norwegian Competition Authority has approved the sale of Apetit’s seafood business to Insula AS
Mexico
Oct 20, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Mexican fishing group: Proposed fish ban to hurt tuna catch
Chile
Oct 20, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
South Pacific RFMO highlights improved horse mackerel biomass
United States
Oct 20, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
Food distributor acquires Indianapolis-located seafood distributor
Indonesia
Oct 20, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - ISSF & Walton Collaborate for Outreach in Indonesia
Ecuador
Oct 20, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
Shrimp exhibitions keep positive trend
Canada
Oct 20, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - B.C. fish farm injunctions against protestors lifted
Sweden
Oct 20, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
'Flatulent' shellfish may worsen greenhouse gas production
United States
Oct 20, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Pacific halibut mortality drops in US West Coast fisheries
France
Oct 20, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Auchan to market trout fed with insect proteins
Chile
Oct 19, 23:20 (GMT + 9):
Other salmon companies could follow Camanchaca and open to Oslo Stock Exchange
Canada
Oct 19, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Marine Harvest keeps restocking farm amid aboriginal people’s protests
Spain
Oct 19, 21:40 (GMT + 9):
Phages prove to be an effective substitute for antibiotics in aquaculture



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Bluefin tuna remains popular in Japan but not at the top
Japan A recent survey to 1,000 Japanese consumers shows that over 70 per cent choose to grill fish fillets while 63.8 per cent and 50.4 per cent go for sashimi and sushi, respectively, when asked how they l...
Ten rivers may dump almost 4 million tonnes of ocean plastic debris
Germany A team of scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science, both in Germany, has found that only 10 rivers may be to blame for millions of tonnes of ocean plastic.
EU audit speeds up fishing sector's thorough checks
Thailand Thai authorities have been urged to boost the fishing sector ahead of a visit by European Union representatives to audit the country's measures against illegal fishing next month.
Brussels settle deal with Norway and Faroe Islands on mackerel
European Union The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached in London between the European Union, Norway and the Faroe Islands on the mackerel fishery in 2018.
 
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+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
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 - 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.
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. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
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 - 2017 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER