Coastal-states talks on mackerel to continue

Yet another round of coastal-states talks on the management of mackerel ended inconclusively today, Friday 24 JanuaryThe parties agreed, however, to reconvene on Tuesday 28 January, in Bergen, Norway.

Yet another round of coastal-states talks on the management of mackerel ended inconclusively today, Friday 24 JanuaryThe parties agreed, however, to reconvene on Tuesday 28 January, in Bergen, Norway.

- I note that there have been positive developments, but we are all getting impatient, says Elisabeth Aspaker, Norway’s Fisheries Minister, recalling that Norway has gone a long way to meet the demands of Iceland and the Faroes.

The negotiations are complicated, says Elisabeth Aspaker, who appeals to all parties to show enough flexibility for us to reach an agreementwhich can lay the foundation for good management of this valuable stock.