Norwegian fishing best code of conduct

A group of international experts have studied the world’s fishery nations to find out who is adapting best to the UN’s code of conduct for fisheries. Norway and Iceland came out on top of the list, reports The Barents Observer. However, not even these countries made a good score and are criticized in the report.

Photo: Jean Gaumy /

Photo: Jean Gaumy /

The researchers have studied the fisheries of the 53 countries which are responsible for 96 percent of the catches in the world’s oceans. 

The report points out that Norway and Iceland have a better coherence between their fisheries and the UN Code of Conduct than EU countries. This might be due to the fact that the economy of nations like Iceland and Norway are much more dependent on the fishing industry than most EU countries, the report states.

The FAO (UN) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (“the Code”), published in 1995, is widely acknowledged to be a broadly-based, detailed recipe for the sustainable, responsible and equitable exploitation of marine resources.

To read the full report, click here: The report 

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