Fishermen in Greenland and the Faroe Islands signed the Agreement Greenland on the conservation of populations of Atlantic salmon.
The agreement was signed by the fishermen of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, the Atlantic salmon Federation (ASF) and the Foundation for the preservation of salmon in the North Atlantic (NASF) at the beginning of this week, according to the magazine, Seafood Source.
In accordance with the Agreement, fishermen from both Islands agree not to fish Atlantic salmon in the next 12 years. The cold water of Greenland and the Faroe Islands are a place where wild salmon comes every year after spawning from 2000 rivers in North America and Europe.
Bill Taylor, President of ASF, said that almost 80% of salmon caught in Greenland, came there from Canada. For 12 years the local fishermen will not produce a catch of wild salmon to restore its population. Also under the agreement, provided penalties for those who violate the ban on fishing. At the same time, the agreement is focused mainly on industrial fisheries, while small licensed operators will be able to catch up to 20 tons of salmon.
According to the materials: fishretail.ru