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Norway Slams EU’s Fishing Quota for Svalbard as ‘Unacceptable’

Norway scolded the European Union for setting a unilateral quota in the fisheries protection zone off the island of Svalbard, threatening to use its coast guard to prevent what the Nordic nation called “illegal fishing.”

The development is the latest twist in a row involving the EU and the U.K. over fishing rights after Brexit. Triparty talks are still ongoing on fisheries agreements for this year.