Icelandic fishing war could be looming

  TopCat® 15:10 24 Aug 2010
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This time it's over quotas for mackerel and would also include the Faroe Islands. Ho-hum, here we go again! TC. click here

  sunnystaines 15:18 24 Aug 2010

this time we have no navy left to sort it out.

  hssutton 15:26 24 Aug 2010

"this time we have no navy left to sort it out."

As I remember it the navy didn't "sort it out" we backed down over threats to close a Nato base

  spuds 16:38 24 Aug 2010

With the recent bank and volcano disasters, finance as got to come from somewhere. The sea sounds about right :O(

  peter99co 17:58 24 Aug 2010

Just as I was getting to like Mackerel with chips.

  john bunyan 19:16 24 Aug 2010

Iceland are defending their interests - contrast that with the UK who rolled over and allowed many other EU countries access to our waters. The Icelanders have done well to preserve their fish stocks, I do not blame thm.

  morddwyd 20:07 24 Aug 2010

It is not their interests.

These fish are being taken from international waters in a unilateral breach of agreed quotas.

Fish stocks are in such a poor state generally that you simply cannot have a free for all even in international waters.

  john bunyan 20:34 25 Aug 2010

Sorry, You are right - I wrongly thought these were Icelandic waters. An even worse problem are Danish trawlers that scour the sea bed for sand eels, the bottom of the food chain , andare a big problem too.

  peter99co 20:40 25 Aug 2010

Danish trawlers that scour the sea bed for sand eels.

That is probably why Puffin numbers are falling in the Farne Islands

  morddwyd 20:41 25 Aug 2010

And they don't even eat them.

They are used for fertiliser and fuel!

  john bunyan 22:27 25 Aug 2010

That is probably why Puffin numbers are falling in the Farne Islands

Yes and other areas too.

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