Deal on North Sea fishing quotas

After the talks which collapsed before Christmas, a new agreement on fishing quotas have been reached between EU and Norway. The outcome for Scotland is a 16.5% rise for cod, but reductions for haddock and whiting.
BBC: Mixed response to new fish quotas
It seems that the most important feature is the fact that the deal covers a period of 10 years (with a revision after five), rather than just one year as had apparently been customary. According to Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, “This will give some needed certainty to the fishery.”

 

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