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Iceland sets unilateral mackerel quota

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The amount is 12% of the quota set by the EU, Norway and Faroe Islands in a deal signed without Iceland last month.

Iceland announced today (22 April) that it has set a total allowable catch mackerel quota for 2014 at 147,547 metric tonnes.  

Iceland is setting its quota unilaterally after it was excluded from a tripartite deal between the European Union, [...] Read more

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    1. MEPs likely to water down new green CAP provisions

      The European Commission's decision to ease the green burden on farmers is a result of MEP pressure ahead of the elections, say environmental groups.
    2. EU launches WTO action against Russia over pork ban

      Karel de Gucht says there has been ‘absolutely no progress' in bilateral talks to resolve the issue.
    3. Iceland sets unilateral mackerel quota

      The amount is 12% of the quota set by the EU, Norway and Faroe Islands in a deal signed without Iceland last month.
    4. Setting aside green ambition You need an active subscription to read this article

      Campaigners say the Commission has set a dangerous precedent by giving in to a demand to water down greening measures.
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      In the Netherlands, a left-wing animal advocacy party, Partij voor de Dieren (PvdD), has come up with some unusual candidates for the European Parliament elections.

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