UK gets additional GBP 33 million worth of North Sea quotas

A fishing boat on the North Sea.

The United Kingdom has secured 2023 fishing catch limits worth GBP 202 million (USD 244.9 million, EUR 233.8 million), a GBP 33 million (USD 40 million, EUR 38.2 million) increase from 2022, after reaching an agreement with Norway and the European Union, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed.

The U.K. negotiated in the trilateral talks as an independent coastal state, and reached agreed catch levels for 2023 for six important fish stocks in the North Sea – including North Sea cod, haddock, and herring.

The agreement comes as the country ... 

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