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Faroe Islands face EU trade sanctions over fishing row

The Faroe Islands face trade sanctions from Wednesday because of an international dispute over who has the right to fish herring.

They mean European countries are banned from importing herring landed by the Faroese.

Tensions have been growing since their fishermen trebled their previous share of the catch.

Kevin Keane reports from Torshavn, the capital of the self-governing islands, half way between Iceland and Norway, which belong to Denmark and have a population of 50,000.

First broadcast on Wednesday's Today programme on Radio 4.

  • 28 Aug 2013
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