"Iceland is confident that a science-based solution can be reached over mackerel catch quotas that is fair to all the coastal states. However, for this to happen the EU and Norway must acknowledge the massive shift of the mackerel population into Iceland’s waters over past few years. Quotas should take due account of the present mackerel migratory patterns, rather than being solely based on historical fishing patterns. To claim otherwise is counterproductive and puts the health of the stock in jeopardy."
Fiske- och jordbruksminister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson i World Fishing om makrilltvisten mellan Island, Färöarna, Norge och EU.