Last year, Norway initiated a political declaration against fish crime. On Monday, Scotland’s Fisheries Minister Fergus Ewing signed the declaration. A total of 26 countries have joined Norway’s initiative, according to Kyst og Fjord.
- We know that there, regrettably, is some serious crime in the fish industry. If we are to fight fish crime, we have to stand united. That is why I am glad that Scotland is now onboard, says Norwegian Fisheries and Seafood Minister Harald T. Nesvik.
Norway is working towards having the UN General Assembly recognise fish crime as a problem, however, the efforts have been unsuccessful so far. The international declaration is thus the only international political declaration in its area, which makes it important.
Norway recently allocted NOK 14 million to stop illegal fishing.