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Global Insider: EU-Iceland Overfishing Dispute Threatens to Spill Over

Friday, Aug. 10, 2012

Several European Union countries recently asked the European Commission to consider sanctions against Iceland for allegedly exceeding its fishing quota for mackerel. In an email interview, Eirikur Bergmann, an associate professor of political science at Bifrost University in Iceland, discussed the mackerel dispute between the EU and Iceland.

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