MANAGEMENT MEASURES AGREED FOR 2019
Management measures agreed for 2019 – Agreement reached on blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring last week, in London, delegations of the European Union, the Faroe Islands, Norway and Iceland, with the participation of Greenland as observer, reached an agreement on the management measures for 2019 for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring. The agreement contributes to the overall progress towards sustainable fisheries in 2020.
North-East Atlantic coastal states agreed that, in 2019, the total catches of blue whiting should not exceed 1,143,629 tonnes and that the total catch level for Atlanto-Scandian herring should not be more than 588,562 tonnes. The catch limits are based on the long-term management strategy jointly agreed by the coastal states and are in line with the scientific advice received from the International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The parties may fish their quotas in their respective zones of fisheries jurisdiction and in international waters.