The UK Signs deal with the Faroes Islands for fishing rights
As a further sign of the UK regaining control of our fishing grounds, having agreed terms in September with our North Sea neighbour, Norway, the UK has now signed a fisheries framework agreement with the Faroes Islands to hold annual negotiations for access and mutually agreed fish quota, rather than having them imposed by bureaucrats in Brussels. Local fishermen are greatly encouraged to see the UK negotiating as an independent coastal state on behalf of their industry for the first time in over forty years. This agreement will prove significant for catches of cod, haddock, mackerel and pollock, which are landed in Shetland and Scotland, while also ensuring the preservation of species such as sand eels, so crucial to the food chain, which the EU intended to target through larger CFP quotas.
We look forward to further such agreements with Ireland, Iceland and Greenland.