Oil, Gas and Crabs: Norway's Arctic Snow Crab Ruling Boosts Claim To Oil

A court delivered a painful nip to European Union fishermen on Thursday by tightening Norway’s grip on snow crab catches in the Arctic, a ruling that may also let Oslo claw more control of oil and gas from other nations. Fishermen from the European Union must ask permission from Oslo to catch snow crab — whose meat is a delicacy for gourmets from Canada to Japan — in Arctic waters north of Norway, the Norwegian Supreme Court said in a unanimous ruling. The court dismissed an appeal by a Latvian fishing firm and its Russian captain against fines imposed by a lower court for catching snow crab around the remote Svalbard Islands in 2017 with only an EU license.

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So, no new season of deadliest catch on Discovery Channel?

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Norway is "island" of happiness.. Country using its oil income to provide a better standard of living, improved infrastructure and provide the country’s financial security for generations to come...

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Ties back to why Norway IS NOT a member of the EU. Similar reasons why Iceland isn't a member. If Norway was a member they'd be SOL on this.

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