The joint conclusions reached by European Union, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway are as follows:
- The discussions on a quota sharing agreement were inconclusive. The respective positions remain too far apart.
- All parties agree that the effort to find an agreement should continue in the autumn coastal state consultations process.
- All parties agree on the need to respect scientific advice.
In a joint statement, Maria Damanaki and Lisbeth Berg-Hansen said: "We are extremely disappointed at the inconclusive outcome of today's Ministerial meeting on mackerel management. We will continue working closely together on this key issue, by all necessary means."