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February 4, 2016

Technical measures in BALTFISH and the Baltic Sea Advisory Committee

A BALTFISH technical working group and the Baltic Sea Advisory Committee’s (BSAC) working group coordinated back-to-back meetings in Gdynia, Poland on January 26-28.

January 29, 2016

New leadership for the Fisheries Secretariat

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jan Isakson as director for FishSec. Jan is currently senior campaigner for Greenpeace in Stockholm and and takes over as FishSec director in March. With the new leadership comes a new website and logo, launched this week: We hope the new design will enable you to stay … Continued

January 12, 2016

European Court rules cod plan unlawfully amended by Council

In a landmark ruling that may allow the development of multiannual plans (MAPs) for EU fisheries to move forward after years of deadlock, the European Court of Justice found that the Council breached the Treaty when unilaterally passing amendments in 2012 to the cod management plan for the Atlantic and North Sea.

December 31, 2015

Council falls short of CFP goals and mandates overfishing for 2016

In December, EU Ministers decided upon fishing quotas for the North Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea for 2016. Once again, many quotas were set above scientific advice.

Upcoming events

ICES Workshop on the practical methodolgy delivering an MSFD GES asses...

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 05 - 11 February

More info forthcoming.

HELCOM 3rd Meeting of the continuation of the project on Baltic-wide a...

Location: Riga, Latvia

Dates: 16 - 18 February

Please see below for meeting information.


Fisheries Committee meeting

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 17 - 18 February

More info forthcoming.

MSFD Committee and Marine Strategy Coordination Group meeting

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 22 - 23 February

More info forthcoming.