The fishing war over Brexit has begun! Norway is racing to catch fish before they reach UK waters.
According to rumors, BREXIT would trigger a fishing competition among Norwegian trawlers as the Scandinavians strive to collect as many mackerel and herring as possible before migrating to British waters.
Northern European fishermen are no longer allowed to fish up to the UK’s 12-mile coastline border under post-Brexit laws. As a result, Norwegian boats are racing to grab their catch before the salmon migrate west in September. N-TV, a German television station, has prophesied an impending “herring and mackerel race” between Norway and the United Kingdom.
Norway is not a member of the European Union, but it is linked to it through its participation in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Mackerel and herring will be too immature to catch in August, according to Norwegian television NRK.
Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, the country’s fisheries minister, expressed regret at the development.
He described it as a “indirect consequence” of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the 27-member bloc.
Mackerel in the region often start their lives in Irish and British waters during the warmer spring months.
Their annual migration route passes through EU seas, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and, more lately, Greenland.
They will eventually return to the south and east to spawn.
What’s more, the rate at which they expand during this cycle is crucial.
Later this year, a mackerel caught in British waters will be larger and fatter than one captured in Norway in August.
Norwegian fishermen, on the other hand, now have little choice except to grab whatever fish they can before swimming towards Britain in preparation for the winter months.
When the United Kingdom severed ties with Brussels, it exited the EU’s contentious Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
In April, it was disclosed that the UK government had failed to reach an agreement with Oslo on fishing.
Fishing bosses and Remainers were outraged and condemned as a result.
The inability to secure an agreement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson was considered as a big defeat for Britain’s long-suffering coastal towns.
The government claimed to have put out a “fair proposal,” but the two parties were simply “too far apart” to strike an agreement this year.
Sir Keir Starmer, Labour’s leader, said the Prime Minister had “betrayed” coastal communities.
The Kirkella mega trawler has been stranded in Hull as a result.
The freezer trawler captured 10% of the fish sold in chips before Brexit. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”