1. A Delegation from the Faroe Islands, headed by Herluf SIGVALDSSON and a Delegation from the United Kingdom, headed by Will FRANCIS, met in Tórshavn on 23 and 24 November 2021, and by video conferences on 17 December 2021 and 31 January 2022 for consultations on mutual fisheries relations for 2022. A list of participants is attached in Annex III.
2. The Delegations recalled the Framework Agreement on Fisheries between the Government of the Faroes and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland signed in Copenhagen on 29 October 2020 (“the Framework Agreement”). They recalled the principles which underpin their close cooperation as set out in Article 1 of that agreement. They further recalled their close cooperation in 2021 in international fisheries forums, including Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, and looked forward to deepening their dialogue on the management of shared stocks in 2022.
3. The Delegations agreed to recommend to their respective authorities the fishery arrangements for 2022 as outlined in this Agreed Record, including Annex I.
4. In this Agreed Record, references to a “Party” are references to the Faroe Islands and the United Kingdom as Contracting Parties to the Framework Agreement and references to the waters of a Party are references to the Parties’ respective areas of fisheries jurisdiction as defined in Article 2(3) of the Framework Agreement.
5. The Delegations reiterated their determination to cooperate, in their mutual interest, in securing continued responsible fisheries and ensuring the long-term conservation and sustainable use of marine living resources.
6. The Delegations further restated the importance of cooperation in terms of the facilitation of scientific research with regards to marine biology and the marine environment.
7. The Delegations agreed to meet during 2022 and to establish an annual intersessional process, to ensure the successful implementation of this Agreed Record and to deepen the strategic relationship between the Parties.
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