New fishing agreement with Greenland

Date : 13 November 2020

The governments of the UK and Greenland have issued a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the management of fisheries.

The parties undertake to meet regularly to discuss management, conservation, scientific knowledge and other related issues.

The Uk has now developed agreements with three other nations – Norway, the Faroe Islands and Greenland – on fisheries issues, but fisheries remain a key stumbling block in trade talks with the EU.

Note that Greenland and the Faroes are part of the Kingdom of Denmark and are considered to be politically “autonomous”.

The Faroe Islands are not part of the EU for purposes of trade or citizenship. Greenland has some integration with the EU for trade and Greenlanders have EU citizenship.

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