Icelandic Fisheries : A Review

15-03-2012

This note was requested by the Committee on Fisheries for its Delegation to Iceland (2-4/05/2012). Significant developments in recent years have affected the Icelandic fisheries sector and its future evolution: the global financial crisis in 2008, the migration of the mackerel stock in the Icelandic EEZ and the dispute around it, Iceland's application for EU membership and the perspective of its participation to the CFP. This note provides a snapshot of the Icelandic fisheries in the light of these developments.

This note was requested by the Committee on Fisheries for its Delegation to Iceland (2-4/05/2012). Significant developments in recent years have affected the Icelandic fisheries sector and its future evolution: the global financial crisis in 2008, the migration of the mackerel stock in the Icelandic EEZ and the dispute around it, Iceland's application for EU membership and the perspective of its participation to the CFP. This note provides a snapshot of the Icelandic fisheries in the light of these developments.