Shetland News shetnews.co.uk 30 Apr, 2021 20:00 am

Failure to strike UK-Norway fishing deal ‘brings long-awaited end to past practice’, local chief says

Failure to strike UK-Norway fishing deal ‘brings long-awaited end to past practice’, local chief says
LOCAL fisherman are putting a positive spin on the failure of the UK and Norway to reach an agreement on a fishing deal. They said past agreements were brokered by the European Union and were heavily skewed against the local pelagic and demersal fleets. Shetland Fishermen’s...

Photo: Shetland News Shetland Fishermen’s Association chief officer Simon Collins said: “This bring a long-awaited end to past practice in which the EU used to hand substantial amounts of Scottish quota to Norway largely to the benefit of a single foreign multinational that claimed to be English.But in Shetland, the news that the countries are not continuing past agreements has been welcomed.Shetland News currently has  over 440 supporters  who are all making small voluntary financial contributions.Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: - Bring you the headlines as they happen; Stay editorially independent; Give a voice to the community; Grow site traffic further; Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.

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