Norway, the EU, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and the United Kingdom on Wednesday signed an agreement on a total quota of 782,066 metric tons of northeast Atlantic mackerel for 2023.

This is in line with the advice of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and means a 1.6 percent decrease from the 2022 quota, which was 794,920 metric tons.

"I am very pleased that we have now finally set a total quota for mackerel.