Norway and the EU agree on 2012 fishing quotas

The EU and Norway have agreed on the management of shared fish stocks in the North Sea for 2012.

The agreements set the total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas for the shared stocks in the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat. The Norwegian Government announced the agreement on Friday 2 November.

The agreement can be found on the Norwegian government’s web site:

A shorter summary of the TACs can be found on the EU Commission’s web site.

The final decision on the EU’s TACs and quotas for 2012 will be made by the 27 fisheries ministers at the Council meeting 15-16 December.

Axel Naver

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