Norway

  • UK-Norway deal delivers 30,000t of whitefish stock

    UK-Norway deal delivers 30,000t of whitefish stock

    2nd January 2024

    UK fishermen will be able to fish for 30,000t of whitefish stock in Norwegian waters in 2024 following agreement on fishing opportunities in the bilateral talks between the UK and Norway that concluded on 15 December. Whitefish vessels will also…

  • 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…

  • Progress slow in TAC and fishing opportunity talks

    Progress slow in TAC and fishing opportunity talks

    29th November 2023

    Industry leaders following the negotiations on TAC and fishing opportunities in 2024 said last week that there was little progress to report. A series of bilateral meetings between the UK and Norway and the UK and EU, and trilateral talks…

  • Mackerel TAC row escalates

    Mackerel TAC row escalates

    19th September 2023

    A joint statement by Europêche and the European Association of POs (EAPO), released ahead of the upcoming coastal states meeting in London this week, has echoed scathing comments from the Irish industry about the bilateral deal in July between the…

  • Mackerel agreement reached with Norway

    Mackerel agreement reached with Norway

    21st June 2023

    Hopes that ‘quota for access’ swap will encourage other states to fish within historic quota shares Negotiations from Norway and the UK have confirmed a quota and access agreement for mackerel in 2023 that will see the two countries share…

  • Norway cements key role in supply of UK seafood

    Norway cements key role in supply of UK seafood

    16th March 2023

    The Annual UK/Norway seafood summit, held in Fishmonger’s Hall, reconvened last week after a two-year Covid hiatus. It opened with speeches from Norwegian minister for fisheries and ocean policy Bjørnar Skjæran and UK fisheries minister Mark Spencer, in front of…

  • Boost for North Sea TACs as three-way deal agreed

    Boost for North Sea TACs as three-way deal agreed

    19th December 2022

    Fishermen will have bigger quotas for most key North Sea demersal stocks next year after a deal was reached on 9 December between the UK, EU and Norway on shared stocks, reports Tim Oliver. They include a highly welcome 63%…

  • UK-Norway deal: industry disputes claims of ‘success’

    UK-Norway deal: industry disputes claims of ‘success’

    8th December 2022

    Statements from both the UK fisheries minister and the Scottish cabinet secretary for rural affairs claiming a successful outcome to negotiations with Norway on 2023 fishing opportunities were given a less than warm reception by many in the fishing industry…

  • 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…

  • Norwegian firm sets up in Scotland

    Norwegian firm sets up in Scotland

    7th July 2022

    A Norway-based company that offers environmentally friendly solutions for refrigeration and freezing has established a new sales and service hub in Scotland, reports Paul Scott. The firm, PTG, says it has set up in Scotland to ‘intensify its focus on…

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