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Constructive Talks for Iceland and EU Despite No Mackerel Agreement

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GLOBAL - Iceland met with Norway and the EU over the weekend to discuss finding an agreement to the north east Atlantic mackerel stock, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite editor.

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Once again, the meeting ended without an agreement over the quota allocation.

Iceland’s chief negotiator, Sigurgeir Thorgeirsson, said Iceland called the meeting in order to try and reach a consensus regarding mackerel catch levels.

"The meeting generated a constructive, positive discussion that laid the groundwork for negotiations to continue. Iceland looks forward to continuing constructive negotiations,” said Mr Thorgeirsson.