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Fishing Rights (Third Countries)

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the current state of negotiations concerning fishing rights with third countries.

The EEC has reached agreement with Canada, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau on fishing arrangements for 1980. The EEC Commission has also negotiated provisional agreements for 1980 with Norway, Spain and Sweden. Negotiations are continuing with the Faroe Islands and certain African countries. Community quotas have been established for 1980 in United States of America waters and international waters in the North-West Atlantic.