The following statement has been issued by Steingrímur J. Sigfússon,
Minister of Industries and Innovation, Government of Iceland, in
response to the Marine Conservation Society's decision to re-list
Icelandic mackerel as a ‘fish to avoid'. The Marine Conservation
Society's decision unfortunately does not factor in Iceland's continual
requests for collaboration with other Coastal States (the EU, including
Scotland, as well as Norway and the Faroe Islands) to set sustainable
catch levels or its own 15 percent reduction in its 2013 mackerel catch.