- Written by Europa Press Europa Press
According to EU sources, Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Fisheries studies prevent Iceland mackerel landing their catch in ports of Member States in response to overfishing of this country, EU sources have reported, which could muddy the accession talks to European Union.
Back in September, the Commissioner criticized Iceland and the Faroe Islands awarded excessive fees for mackerel unilaterally and far exceeding their historical rights.
This has given rise to what is known as "mackerel war" with Reykjavik. Maria Damanaki has ruled out the possibility of reaching an agreement with Iceland in 2011 and has been postponed until March a decision on The Faroe therefore recommended "reserve a place" to negotiate.
At the meeting of Fisheries Ministers of the EU, the Commissioner has informed the delegations that studies "seriously" formulas to prevent Iceland download in Community ports their catch of mackerel.
With this objective has asked his cabinet to prepare a proposal to the Council and the European Parliament to prohibit the landing of catches either raw or transformed in European Union ports as the "mackerel war" did not come to an end.