EU Poised To Ban Herring, Mackerel From Faroe Islands

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The European Union announced Tuesday that it will block imports of herring and mackerel from the Faroe Islands in response to the North Atlantic territory's recent policy shifts that could lead to overfishing.

Beginning next week, the EU will not allow imports of any herring or mackerel caught in waters under Faroese control and will also not allow Faroese fishing ships to dock at EU ports except in the case of an emergency. Maria Damanaki, European commissioner for Maritime and Fisheries Affairs, said the EU imposed...
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