Faroe Islands to extend existing port ban for Russian fishing vessels

Photo: Government of the Faroe Islands

The Government of the Faroe Islands said that it will impose “further restrictive measures against Russia” by considerably limiting port access for Russian fishing vessels.

The government said that only fishing vessels exclusively conducting fisheries under the bilateral agreement between the Faroe Islands and Russia will be allowed to enter Faroese ports.

The activities of Russian fishing vessels in port will be restricted to crew change, bunkering, provisioning, landing and transshipment. Services related to maintenance will be prohibited and the purchase of goods will be restricted.

Closing Faroese ports to Russian fishing vessels not exclusively conducting fisheries under bilateral agreement will significantly reduce the activities of Russian vessels in Faroese ports, the government added.

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