This information implies that beam trawls can nonetheless be fished in Norwegian waters till 01 October, till then the beam trawl ban is not going to be enforced by the Norwegian authorities. Norwegian authorities confirmed this to the European Fee this week.
“Earlier this yr, we as a cutter sector had been stunned by the beam trawl ban in Norwegian waters. From that second on, we because the Nederlandse Vissersbond/PO Delta South took quick motion. Amongst different issues, a postponement has been requested, which is now being given by the Norwegian authorities for quite a few months. As well as, an try is being made to enter right into a dialogue with the Norwegians through the European Fee in order that they will proceed to fish in Norwegian waters with tailored gear. The North Sea Advisory Council additionally performs an lively position on this course of,” writes the Nederlandse Vissersbond/PO Delta Zuid staff.
The Dutch fishermen’s union concluded by saying, “We now have now knowledgeable our members who’re lively in or close to Norwegian waters in regards to the chance to fish with the beam trawl in Norwegian waters till October 1, 2022. Within the coming interval we are going to preserve numerous worldwide contacts to research whether or not it’s doable to fish longer in Norwegian waters with another fishing gear.”