North Sea fish management deal signed

06 Dec 2010

A new deal for the management of shared fish stocks in the North Sea has been signed.

Negotiations between the EU and Norway to put in place a new bilateral agreement for the management of the stocks was agreed.

UK fisheries minister Richard Benyon said: "Following extremely tough negotiations I am pleased that (the) EU and Norway have reached agreement ahead of December's EU fisheries negotiations to allow the expansion of the catch quota trial for North Sea cod.”

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