UK links to ‘Fishrot’ companies

We highlighted the ‘Fishrot’ files scandal involving Iceland, Norway and Namibia earlier this week. Now its revealed that the Icelandic company involved has a sizeable inroad to British fishing quotas. This report from Greenpeace ‘Unearthed’ website

“A director of two of the UK’s biggest fishing companies has resigned after becoming embroiled in an explosive corruption scandal in Namibia, Unearthed can reveal.

“Documents released yesterday by Companies House show that Icelandic executive Thorsteinn Már Baldvinsson’s directorships of UK Fisheries Limited and Onward Fishing Company Limited were terminated on 20 November.

“Until two weeks ago, Mr Baldvinsson was chief executive of the giant Icelandic fishing multinational Samherji, which owns Onward and its stake in UK Fisheries”.

Link to full article:

https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/…/samherji-scandal-fishi…/…

Bernard Moffatt, Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (27 November 2019)

 
 
 
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