United Kingdom and Faroe Islands fisheries consultations: agreed record for 2024

Agreed record of fisheries consultations between the United Kingdom and the Faroe Islands for 2024.


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 5 and 6 December 2023, in London on 14 December 2023 and subsequently on 2 February 2024 by means of videoconference, to consult on mutual fisheries relations for 2024. A list of participants is attached in Annex 4.

2. The Delegations recalled the Framework Agreement on Fisheries between the Government of the Faroe Islands 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 2023 in international fisheries forums, including Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, and looked forward to continuing their dialogue on the management of shared stocks in 2024.

3. The Delegations decided to recommend to their respective authorities the fishery arrangements for 2024 as outlined in this Agreed Record, including Annex 1.

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 restated the importance of cooperating on scientific research with regards to marine biology and the marine environment.

7. The Delegations decided to meet during 2024 and as part of 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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