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Russia, Iceland discuss fishery cooperation
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Russia, Iceland discuss fishery cooperation

Representatives of Russia and Iceland discussed cooperation in the area of fish-breeding, fishing and the regulation of marine resources in the Barents Sea and the northeastern Atlantic, the Arktika-Info agency reports. During the meeting, Russia's Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery Ilya Shestakov and Iceland's Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurdur Ingi Jóhannsson also discussed the possibility of increased blue whiting (a member of the cod family) fishing quotas for Russian vessels next year.

Mr. Shestakov noted that Russia shared Iceland's concern over the lack of formalized measures to control the jointly exploited northeastern Atlantic fish populations.