Nordic islands face pressure to end decades-old fishing deal with Russia

“There has to be consequences when a country attacks another country. So said the Faroese Social Democratic opposition party Javnaðarflokkurin in a statement to Courthouse News amid heated political debates on the Faroe Islands’ 45-year-old trade deal with Russia on mutual fishing quotas in the Nordic seas. The agreement allows Russian vessels to capture 100,000 tons of herring, mackerel and blue whiting close to Faroese shores in the Norwegian Sea annually, while Faroese fishermen get access to 25,000 tons of cod further north in the Barents Sea. >click to read< 08:04

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