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April 7, 2017

German Presidency of BALTFISH drawing to a close with discussions on discards

In what will likely be the final meeting under the German Presidency, the BALTFISH Forum and High Level Group are meeting in Berlin on 26-27 April.

March 31, 2017

BSAC established new working group for ecosystem based management

The Baltic Sea Advisory Council, BSAC, 28 March established a sub working group that will produce advice on the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Management, EAM. At the first meeting of the sub group, which will report to the demersal working group, Nils Höglund from Coalition Clean Baltic was elected Chair.

March 13, 2017

How can science help to implement the Landing Obligation?

As part of the DiscardLess, a project providing advice on the landing obligation (LO), a conference was held in association with the FAO to discuss the role of science. Strategies outlining tactical and technical solutions to minimise unwanted catches were presented as well as experiences from other countries that have implemented discard bans

March 7, 2017

Biomass in focus – implementing the CFP and reaching Bmsy

At the European Parliament hearing on “the state and development of the biomass of fish stocks managed by the CFP” the Commission reaffirmed the commitment to manage fish stocks above Bmsy.

Upcoming events

Maltese EU Council Presidency

Dates: 01 January - 30 June

A joint NGO letter was sent to the incoming Presidency outlining fisheries priorities for the term.

The socio-economics of adaptation in EU fisheries: Lessons from the ne...

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Dates: 25 - 27 April

The XXIII Conference of the European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE) will be held at Dublin Castle. Further information

BALTFISH Forum and High Level Group

Location: Berlin, Germany

Dates: 26 - 27 April

Agenda forthcoming

BSAC meeting of the General Assembly and ExCom

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Dates: 11 May

Further information forthcoming