Greenland’s Inuit fishermen are pressing hard to be allowed to catch fish on a commercial scale sparking concerns over the potential impact on Scotland’s salmon rivers. The Greenland government may now bow to pressure to opt out of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation if demands for higher quotas are not met.

A spokesman for the salmon fishermen said “While our country’s professional fishermen have restrained from catching wild salmon based on decisions by NASCO, other fishermen in Norway, Scotland, Ireland and Canada have been given approval to fish for them in their waters.”

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