Fresh mackerel talks begin over Iceland and Faroe Islands quotas

  • 23 October 2013
  • From the section Scotland

Fresh talks aimed at resolving the long-running mackerel quotas wrangle are taking place in London.

Iceland and the Faroe Islands have been in dispute between the EU and Norway after upping their own quotas.

The new UK fisheries Minister George Eustice - who will visit the fishing town of Peterhead on Thursday - said he was hopeful of some sort of agreement being reached.

Mackerel is Scotland's most valuable catch.

Mr Eustice replaced Richard Benyon as UK fisheries minister in a recent reshuffle.

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