Faroe

  • Fish supplies disrupted by Faroe strike

    Fish supplies disrupted by Faroe strike

    29th May 2024

    The ongoing strike in Faroe saw a number of Faroese landings into Scrabster last week, following on from the first landing by the former Aalskere, now named Vesturvardi, the week before. The landings come as evidence mounts that despite efforts…

  • ‘Very positive’ Faroe deal agreed for 2024

    ‘Very positive’ Faroe deal agreed for 2024

    14th March 2024

    A 2024 fisheries deal has been agreed between the UK and Faroe that sees the UK able to access over 2,200t in Faroese waters (area Vb), including haddock and saithe. It was welcomed by the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association…

  • Agreement close on Faroe deal

    Agreement close on Faroe deal

    6th March 2024

    UK and Faroe negotiators were continuing to work on a fisheries deal for 2024 last week, and agreement was understood to be ‘imminent’. About 12 of the larger boats in the Scottish whitefish fleet work at Faroe at various times…

  • Mixed fortunes on 2024 TACs

    Mixed fortunes on 2024 TACs

    19th December 2023

    Talks on 2024 fishing opportunities between the UK, EU and Norway concluded last week with a deal that was broadly welcomed in Scotland, but much less so in the South West. There were increases in most of the stocks in…

  • Faroe port ‘ban’ exempts at least 34 Russian trawlers

    Faroe port ‘ban’ exempts at least 34 Russian trawlers

    14th June 2023

    The Faroe Islands announced last week what it claimed was an ‘extension of a port ban’ on Russian fishing vessels – but this does not apply to vessels that swapped quota with Faroe in the widely criticised deal, made earlier…

  • Defra confirms that a UK-Faroe deal has been concluded

    Defra confirms that a UK-Faroe deal has been concluded

    20th April 2023

    Fishing opportunities worth £5m to UK – and hope of a resolution in the Special Area licensing dispute Defra has confirmed that a coastal states agreement between the UK and Faroe has been reached for 2023. It claims that the…

  • Catch it, kill it, cook it! – a conference with a difference

    Catch it, kill it, cook it! – a conference with a difference

    18th October 2022

    Fancy yours with chips? Seal tenderloin is sustainable, delicious and an environmentally friendly choice, the conference was told, prior to sampling sessions for the delegates. (Photo: Canadiansealproducts.com) Keynote speakers including the head of fisheries at the UN Food and Agriculture…

  • Faroe issues exemption for Russian fishing vessels

    Faroe issues exemption for Russian fishing vessels

    19th May 2022

    The Faroe Islands continued to defy international opinion on sanctioning Russia last week, amid growing condemnation, reports Andy Read. Criticism came from international fish processors, the fishing industry and the Marine Stewardship Council, which previously withdrew accreditation of several shared…

  • Faroe undermining western sanctions

    Faroe undermining western sanctions

    19th April 2022

    UK politicians lost patience last week when it emerged that the Faroe Islands was supporting the activity of a fleet of large Russian freezer trawlers in the shared area jointly controlled by the UK and Faroe, where they are catching…

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