Scotland and Norway sign memorandum

Helga Pedersen. Photo: Scanpix

Helga Pedersen. Photo: Scanpix

Today, August 17, Scotland and Norway have signed a Memorandum of Undersanding (MoU) on aquaculture. “We can learn from each other, and develop our industries even further,” says the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Helga Pedersen.

The MoU was signed by Scotland Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham and Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Helga Pedersen in Trondheim. “I am pleased that Scotland and Norway can strengthen our cooperation on aquaculture, since a collaborative approach provide greater dividends than past trade disputes,” Pedersen continues.

Environmental sustainability, access to finance and insurance, collaboration on research and exchange of experience on regulations are identified as the main focus areas for the collaboration. A Joint Committee for Bilateral Cooperation on Aquaculture will be established with a first meeting to be held in Scotland in 2010. – These focus areas are key elements in developing the aquaculture industry both in Scotland and Norway, Helga Pedersen says.

Source: Government.no

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