EU fishers slam Norway’s ‘disloyalty’


The fishing industry is urging EU member states to call out Norway for its ‘disloyal attitude’ towards EU fishing rights

Europêche, which represents fishers across the bloc, has expressed frustration with Norway’s ‘aggressive stance’, accusing it of unlawful cod quota grabs, unjustified unilateral mackerel quotas and banning traditional EU fishing methods in Norwegian waters.

As the EU reaches the final states of the current legislative period (2019-2024), Europêche also expresses its concerns about the ‘imbalance’ between environmental and fisheries polices, and urges the union to separate the two and prioritise food production.

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