Tag: Faroe Islands
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 …
Reykjavik February 6, 2014: – The fishermen of the Faroe Islands have joined the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) in condemning the Scottish and Norwegian governments for continuing to encourage the commercial exploitation of scarce wild salmon stocks.
The decision to highlight the refusal of the two countries to follow international scientific advice to protect Atlantic salmon stocks was taken at a meeting in Iceland of the Faroe Salmon Fishing Vessel Owner´s Association (Laksaskip) and NASF.
Most of the remaining stocks of wild salmon from European rivers migrate to the seas off the Faroes to feed and grow and the two organisations meet annually to review the state of the stocks. The maturing salmon are at their most vulnerable to commercial exploitation while they mass on their feeding grounds in northern waters.
For 23 years the commercial salmon fishery off the Faroes has been …