Extended agreement is cruicial to protect wild Atlantic salmon
A night at the opera in Iceland was the prelude to the leaders of the former salmon fishermen of the Faroe Islands signing yet another year’s extension to their agreement with the North Atlantic Salmon Fund. The deal will keep most of Europe’s Atlantic salmon safe from commercial exploitation while they feed and grow in the rich waters of the Faroes, the main feeding grounds of the salmon in the far north.
Poul Martin B. Rasmussen and Niels Jacob Th.Nielson, the representatives of Laksaskip (the organisation of the Faroese Long Liners) were the guests of NASF’s opera-loving NASF Chairman Orri Vigfusson, pictured above (centre, photo Lárus Karl) at the premier of Don Giovanni.
The long-lasting deal compensates the fishermen for giving up salmon fishing. It was first signed in 1991 and has to be …