Scottish fishermen call for oppostion to lifting Faroes sanctions
With EU member states set to decide on 31 July whether to support the European Commission proposal to lift trade sanctions against the Faroes for their overfishing of Atlanto-Scandian herring, Scottish fishermen are calling on the U.K. and other national governments to oppose any easing of the measures.
The commission previously implemented trade sanctions in response to the unsustainable fishing practices of the Faroese for
According to Ian Gatt, CEO of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, while this has resulted in lower quota level of
“It is a travesty of justice if you are seen as the guilty party when you take more than three times your allocated quota share, but it is deemed okay if you just take double. It makes a mockery of the whole ethos of sustainable fishing and the efforts of other countries that adhere to the international management plan.