NEA mackerel failure saddens EU fishers

NEA mackerel

EU fishing industry voices disappointment that coastal states again failed to successfully establish a sharing agreement for the mackerel fishery

The EU fishing industry is highly disappointed that the Northeast Atlantic coastal states, despite intensified efforts over February and March, again failed to successfully conclude their negotiations on a sharing agreement for the mackerel fishery, according to representative body Europêche.

With talks not being resumed before the end of September, Europêche there is a risk of some parties again setting excessive unilateral quotas, which would lead to another year of catches exceeding the total allowable catch that has been set in line with scientific advice.

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