Flagship case


Photo: Port of Skagen
Photo: Port of Skagen

Denmark has always been a proud fishing nation and the industry remains a cultural and economic cornerstone for numerous communities across the country. Despite the post-Brexit challenges that have limited fishing opportunities for Danish fishermen, the Danish fishing industry has proven resilient and adaptable, with 3.4 billion worth of fish caught in 2021.  

Denmark is thus among the leading fishing nations in the EU and as much as 87% of our fish is landed by the members of Danish Ports. In order for the fishing ports to continue to supply Danes with healthy and climate-friendly food and create jobs in the provinces, it is important that the following wishes are met:

  •  Fishing ports need to be much more involved by policy makers so that they can have their say when setting the framework conditions for sustainability and other issues. 
  • Fishing ports will be exempt from the fee for the transfer of fished waste. Alternatively, the amount of the tax should be collected in a pool to support the green transition in ports.