Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)

NAFO is the regional fisheries management body responsible for the regulation of fisheries in the international waters of the Northwest Atlantic. Of greatest importance to the Faroe Islands in the NAFO area are the cod and shrimp fisheries on the Flemish Cap and Grand Bank. The Faroe Islands also have allocations of Greenland halibut and redfish in the NAFO area. Similar to NEAFC, NAFO has also adopted measures to protect vulnerable marine habitats in international waters from the impacts of fisheries and there is an active technical cooperation between NAFO member countries on inspection and control issues.

The Faroe Islands participate in NAFO together with Greenland in a joint delegation referred to as Denmark in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland (DFG).