EU to impose mackerel sanctions on Iceland and Faroe Islands

The EU is set to impose sanctions on Iceland and the Faroe Islands as a row over mackerel catches rumbles on.

There has been an agreement on mackerel fishing between the EU, Norway and Iceland and the Faroes,
but in the past two years, the latter two have significantly increased their catches over and above the agreed levels.

Three sets of talks, including a four day session in County Cork last week failed to reach agreement, and now, the EU has agreed in principle to impose sanctions, with parliament and the Council of Ministers set to confirm the details shortly.

Sean O'Doanghue is CEO of the Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation. He wants the EU to take a hard-line approach...........

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