Vital mackerel deal struck between EU and Norway

The deal brings a new era for the Scottish pelagic and whitefish fleet

The deal brings a new era for the Scottish pelagic and whitefish fleet

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A deal has finally been struck between the EU, Norway and the Faroes bringing an end to the North Sea mackerel wars.

The completion of negotiations on North Sea fish allocations for 2014 has brought to an end months of uncertainty over catching opportunities for Scottish fishermen.

A three-party agreement between the EU, Norway and Faroes over mackerel provided the catalyst for the agreement to be quickly signed off last night, enabling Scottish fishermen to gain access into Norwegian waters with immediate effect.

 

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