UK boosted by new Norway fisheries deal

A fishing dock in the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom’s fishing industry will benefit from increased fishing opportunities worth nearly GBP 5 million (USD 5.9 million, EUR 5.8 million) in 2023 after reaching an agreement with Norway to secure access to key stocks, according to the U.K. Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

The U.K. and Norway negotiate access to each other’s waters, quota exchanges, and control and enforcement measures annually.

The arrangement reached for 2023 extends the 2022 deal on mutual access, with the U.K. fishing industry having access to ... 

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