Thursday, 19 August 2010

Fisherman from Faroes ignore quotas

Fishermen in Peterhead stopped fishermen from the Faroe Islands from unloading their catch of 1,000 tonnes of mackerel at Peterhead dock this week. This is the second time this has happened in a fortnight. The North East of Scotland has already faced a huge cut in the fishing fleet driven by quota, capital required to fish and declining fish stocks. I can understand their anger. The Icelanders and Faroe Islands have raised their mackerel quotas in defiance of international agreements. Concerns, rightly, are for Scottish fishermen's livelihood as well as furhter declining stocks. See: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1876947?UserKey=

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