Clampdown on tourist fishing

11.06.2019 - 18:35
Aktuelt
Clampdown on tourist fishing
Authorities have so far been unaware of what appears to be a growing problem in the Faroes: illegal tourist fishing
Guard ship Brimil
 

Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre Vørn has launched a campaign against illegal tourist fishing.

On Saturday, guard ship Brimil caught four boats with German tourists who were fishing without the required licences.

According to Brimil captain, Óla Hans Olsen, the Germans said they were planning to bring the catch back home to Germany. 

The law on tourist fishing

According to article 40, subsection 3 in the law on marine resources management, it is illegal for tourists to sell fish caught in Faroese waters.

 >> SEE ALSO Questions raised about tourist fishing

The Minister of Fisheries can issue special fishing licences for tourists and can specify further terms and conditions.

A new problem

It has emerged that the German tourists had rented boats from locals, and the authorities are considering issuing fines for the local boat keepers.

Óla Hans Olsen says the authorities have been unaware of this problem until MP Kári P. Højgaard raised the issue in Parliament earlier this month.

It now appears that this activity is taking place across the country, he adds.


Translated by prosa.fo

 
Nýggjastu sendingar í ÚV
Hósdag 18. juli
Summartímin mikudagin 17. juli
96886
Mikudag 17. juli
Minibarrin 17. juli 2017
96866
Týsdag 16. juli
Summartímin týsdagin 16. juli
96833
Nýggjastu sendingar í SV
Leygardag 13. juli
Video: 5mf kvinnur, vestanstevna 2019
96751
Leygardag 13. juli
Video: 10mf, vestanstevna 2019
96750
Leygardag 13. juli
Video: 8mf, vestanstevna 2019
96749
Leygardag 13. juli
Video: 5mf gentur, vestanstevna 2019
96747