As Iceland's Fisheries Ministers, Mr. Josefsson, promised on Saturday (2 September) that his country's new?
As Iceland's Fisheries Ministers, Mr. Josefsson, promised on Saturday (2 September) that his country's new 50-mile fishing limit would be rigorously enforced--even to the extent of arresting offending trawlers-- a British vessel skipper claimed that an Icelandic gunboat tried to cut his nets adrift after he'd ignored orders to stop fishing inside the limit area.
The new degree extending the Fishery limit from its old belt of 12 miles came into force on 31 August, but so far foreign ??? particularly British craft--area ignoring the extended zone.
After flying over at least 50 trespassing vessels, Mr. Josefsson said that Iceland intended to make sure the limit was observed, even to the point of arrest, as he emphasised in this interview: