Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE : UK agrees deals on mackerel fishing with Norway and the Faroe Islands [June 2024]

The press release issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 18 June 2024.

New fisheries arrangements will significantly reduce fishing pressure on mackerel.

Those arrangements reduce fishing pressure on the stock significantly and act as a stepping-stone towards a long-term quota-sharing arrangement involving all coastal states to the stock.

They will mean access for Norway and Faroes to fish some of their quota in the UK zone in return for an annual transfer of some of their quota to the UK.

The details of the arrangements can be found on