Faroe Islands Fisheries & Aquaculture – Responsible Management for a Sustainable Future
A new information brochure entitled “Faroe Islands Fisheries & Aquaculture – Responsible Management for a Sustainable Future” presents an up-to-date overview in English of Faroese policies and approaches to the management of fisheries and aquaculture.
Produced by the Ministry of Fisheries and Natural Resources in cooperation with other relevant government ministries and agencies, scientific institutes, and fisheries associations, the 28-page brochure outlines the main elements of Faroese fisheries management today. These include legislation and administration, scientific assessment and advice, monitoring, control and enforcement, and international cooperation, as well as the regulatory framework for aquaculture, in addition to food safety and control standards in the processing sector.
The effort management system for ground fish fisheries in the Faroese 200-mile fisheries zone is described, in addition to the associated regulations for closed areas and other measures that take account of fisheries in the marine ecosystem, including the development of environmentally-friendly fishing gear. The brochure also highlights marine environmental protection, fisheries research and development, health and safety at sea, as well as employment conditions in fisheries, and training and education opportunities in the maritime sector in the Faroes.
For further reference, the brochure contains an overview of inter-governmental fisheries management and environment organisations in the North Atlantic region in which the Faroes participate, as well as a full list of web links to relevant Faroese government ministries and agencies and industry associations.
The brochure also features an overview of the main species fished and farmed in the Faroe Islands, with illustrations by the Faroese artist, Astrid Andreassen.
To receive a copy of Faroe Islands Fisheries and Aquaculture, please contact the Ministry of Fisheries and Natural Resources www.fisk.fo
Download Faroe Islands Fisheries and Aquaculture as a pdf file here.
For further information in English about Faroese fisheries and aquaculture see www.fishin.fo