Uk Norway Fishing Agreement

by · October 12, 2021

Norway could close its fishing waters to British and European boats from January 1, as the stalemate in Brexit talks means a previous Anglo-Norwegian deal cannot yet enter into force, the Scandinavian country said today. The desire for an independent fisheries policy was seen as one of the reasons why Norway voted `no` to EU membership twice in 1972 and 1994. The agreement was also welcomed by the National Federation of the Fisheries Organization (NFFO) in the United Kingdom. Norway could close access to its fishing waters to European and British vessels from 1 January, its fisheries minister said. Over a British fishing boat off Yorkshire, London called for “understanding the legitimate expectations of EU fishing fleets, built over decades and sometimes centuries of access”. It is also apparent from the document that the United Kingdom and Norway have concluded an access agreement under which either Party may allow vessels flying the flag of the other Party to access their area of competence for fisheries purposes. The scope and conditions of such access shall be the subject of annual consultations between the Parties. Mr Ingebrigtsen was also pleased to have reached an agreement. It`s “a great day,” he said. OSLO (Reuters) – Norway and Britain have reached a bilateral fisheries deal, the Norwegian government said on Wednesday before Britain leaves the European Union`s internal market at the end of the year. Every year, the UK fishing fleet catches £32 million worth of fish from Norwegian waters*. In recent years, bilateral negotiations with Norway have been conducted by the European Commission on behalf of the United Kingdom and other Member States. This autumn, for the first time in more than 40 years, Britain is negotiating fishing opportunities for 2021 as an independent coastal state.

Norway and the United Kingdom today signed a new Framework Agreement for Fisheries Cooperation. It allows the parties to agree on fishing quotas and reciprocal access to each other`s jurisdictions. The agreement will enter into force on 1 January 2021. Britain says that after the transition ends, an independent coastal state will return control over people who have access to Uk fishing waters – a commitment from the government, which Barrie Deas, chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen`s Organisation, described as “clear and unequivocal”.

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