Iceland accused of threatening sustainability of mackerel stocks
Friday, November 22, 2019, 06:50 (GMT + 9)
Leaked document says fishing surge in international waters poses long-term risks
Iceland has been accused of threatening the long-term sustainability of vital mackerel stocks after unilaterally increasing its catches in the international waters of the north-east Atlantic.
In a damning leaked document agreed at a meeting in London in October, the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands lambasted Reykjavik’s decision to significantly raise its quota without consultation. Russia and Greenland were also criticised.
“The delegations deeply regret the decision of Iceland in 2019 to increase its unilateral quota to levels well in excess of its previous claims, which are disputed by the delegations,” the document states.
“Such action, which has no scientific justification, undermines the efforts made by the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands to promote l... FULL STORY