Dorothy Dankel from the Nordic Marine Think Tank was at Pelagisk Arena on 25 August 2015 in Ålesund and presented the NMTT "Allocation Report" under the subject "Hva bør vi gjøre når fisk svømmer fra tidligere avtaler?"
"SoFISHticated Policy - Social Perspectives on the Fish Conflict in the Northeast Atlantic"
NMTT held its 2015 Annual Meeting in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands on June 4th, 2015.
The current fishing quotas are outdated and far too often they lead to disputes between the Nordic countries. In connection with the conference of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Tórshavn Tuesday June 2nd in the Faroe Islands, the Nordic Marine Think Tank presents a new fishery allocation model that takes more account of actual biological and economic conditions. According to experts, this could put an end to much of the quarrelling between the fishing nations in the region.
Now at last! It is here - the NMTT website was launched to day. It was long underway, but that is how things most often are when they are driven by volunteers. And that is exactly what NMTT activities are: the outcome of efforts made by NMTT fiery souls and their supporters. The websites marks that NMTT has been around for more than three years now and seems to have come to stay.
The change in Northeast Atlantic mackerel distribution has brought the discussion of allocation of fishing opportunities among coastal states to the fore. NMTT has reviewed the legal background (UNCLOS and the UN Fisheries Agreement) and has developed a proposal for a more dynamic allocation procedure that the static relative stability schemes that have been current practice. The report will be released on 2 June 2015.
2-3 June 2015 the Faroese Ministry of Fisheries hosts a conference in Tórshavn. The conference is a flagship project in the 2015 Nordic Council of Ministers Chairmanship Program. The objective of the Conference is to provide an overview of the huge growth potential in marine bio-economy. The target audience is ministers, parliamentarians, industry, investors, decision makers and policy advisers. The focus will be on essential policy initiatives to support growth in the marine sector. The Nordic Marine Think Tank, NMTT, is responsible for the organisation of the conference.
Member of Nordic Marine Think Tank, Dorothy Jane Dankel, wrote a cronicle for the National Norwegian Broadcasting (in Norwegian):
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