Sanctions imposed against the Faroes

The SPFA believes sanctions could also resolve the issue of the over fishing of mackerel. Photo: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Centre

The European Commission (EC) has outlined a scheme to impose sanctions against the Faroe Islands for its over fishing of herring, but the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA) says this needs to be applied to mackerel as well to ensure the future of vital fishing stocks.

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