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Norway has signed a framework agreement on fishing with the United Kingdom. The agreement regulates quota negotiations, fishing areas, research, controls, and licensing and will take effect on January 1.
This is an important first step and a platform for good cooperation with an old and good neighbor, says Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Odd Emil Ingebritsen.
It is currently difficult to determine whether the new agreement will give Norwegian fishing boats good access to British fishing waters like the current fishing agreement between the European Union and Norway since 1980. The exact quotas that can be caught and where will be negotiated annually.
Norway’s next step will now be to try to reach a tripartite deal, which also includes the European Union, according to Norwegian Foreign Minister En Eriksen Søred.
It’s a new tire that needs to be in place. Then it will replace the framework agreement that we have had since 1980, she says.
If the European Union and the United Kingdom could not settle the sometimes hot fishing issue, Norway, with the now existing agreement, secured the opportunity to continue fishing in British waters on its own terms.
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