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Faroese Salmon Fishery Measures

Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
 
Photos courtesy of framtak
 

Regulatory measures or decisions have been agreed by the North-East Atlantic Commission in most years since NASCO's establishment. These have resulted in greatly reduced allowable catches in the Faroese fishery, reflecting declining abundance of the salmon stocks. There has been no commercial salmon fishery since the early 1990s and the declared salmon catch is shown in the graph below.

faroese catch
 

To view details of the measures click the relevant year.


Year
Allowable catch (tonnes)
Comments / other measures
625
 
1986
 
1790
Catch in any year not to exceed annual average (597t) by more than 5%.
1100
Catch in any year not to exceed annual average (550t) by more than 15%.
550
 
550
 
550
 
550
 
470
No more than 390t to be allocated if fishing licences issued
425
No more than 360t to be allocated if fishing licences issued.
380
No more than 330t to be allocated if fishing licences issued
330
No more than 290t to be allocated if fishing licences issued
300
No more than 260t to be allocated if fishing licences issued
No quota set
Any fishery to be managed on the basis of the scientific advice from ICES, in a precautionary manner and with a view to sustainability. In accordance with this Decision, there was no fishery.
No quota set

As for 2001 above

No quota set
As for 2001 above
No quota set
As for 2001 above
2005
No quota set
As for 2001 above
2006
No quota set
As for 2001 above
2007
No quota set
As for 2001 above
2008
No quota set
As for 2001 above
2009
No quota set
As for 2001 above
2010
No quota set
As for 2001 above
2011
No quota set
As for 2001 above
2012
No quota set
As for 2001 above
2013-2015
No quota set
As for 2001 above.
2015/16 - 2017/18
No quota set
As for 2001 above.
Note: The quotas for the Faroe Islands detailed above for the period 1984-2000 were agreed as part of effort limitation programmes (limiting the number of licences, season length and maximum number of boat fishing days) together with measures to minimise the capture of fish less than 60cm in length. The measure for 1984/85 did not set limits on the number of licences or the number of boat fishing days.