Posted on Tuesday, 14th May 2013 at 09:26
Talks at the European Commission have seen sanctions on the Faroe Isles outlined to protect herring stocks.
Further legal advice is now being sought to bring in a similar range of measures against both the Faroes and Iceland over the on-going quota disputes for Mackerel.
Measures could include banning EU imports of Faroese herring, preventing their vessels landing into the EU and halting European boats fishing in Faroese waters.
The EU is now seeking further negotiations with the two nations in an attempt to resolve the issue.