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EU/Norway fishing talks get underway against background of cod stock recovery


The first round of negotiations between the EU and Norway to agree on catching opportunities for shared stocks – a very important part of the Scottish fishery - got underway in Brussels this week with strong scientific indications that the North Sea cod stock is undergoing welcome recovery. North Sea cod will again dominate the negotiations with a 20% cut in the TAC (total allowable catch) being recommended as part of the EU Cod Recovery Plan...