Commissioner Damanaki meets Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, Icelandic Minister for Fisheries
Commissioner Maria Damanaki met today the Icelandic Minister for Economic Affairs, for Fisheries and Agriculture, Mr Steingrímur J. Sigfússon. They discussed the issues of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and the coastal states negotiations on mackerel. Mr Sigfússon also raised the issue of the negotiations on Iceland's accession to the European Union and the Fisheries chapter.
Following the meeting, Commissioner Damanaki said: "I met with the new Icelandic Minister responsible for Fisheries, Mr Sigfússon, and conveyed the message that we need a solution on the mackerel issue now. I told him that we need to do everything in our power to avert the collapse of this important stock."