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Iceland Not Invited to Mackerel Debate Meeting

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Iceland Not Invited to Mackerel Debate Meeting

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Fishermen at work. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Delegates of the Faroe Islands, Norway and the European Union will meet in Bergen, Norway, to discuss the division of the mackerel fishing quota, which has long been debated, next week. The three parties have reached an agreement between themselves. Iceland is excluded from the agreement and the country’s delegate was not invited to the meeting.

At the meeting, the total catch will be negotiated and how much of the quota will be left for other mackerel fishing nations, including Iceland and Russia, ruv.is reports.

Iceland attended a meeting in London in October where the same issue was discussed but one country's delegation did not agree to the suggestion for Iceland’s share of the mackerel catch. As Iceland is not party to the agreement of the Faroe Islands, Norway and EU, its delegation will be excluded from next week’s meeting.

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