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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.

March 1, 2017

Systemic dysfunction makes BSAC vice-chair resign

Edward Stern, FishSec Policy Officer, has stepped down from his elected position as vice chair of the Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC). FishSec Director Jan Isakson will remain in BSAC as the FishSec representative. Edward will continue working with FishSec in other capacities.

February 28, 2017

BALTFISH established as a permanent ministerial forum

As a conclusion to its placement under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), BALTFISH has produced a final report.

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.

BSAC working group on Ecosystem Based Management

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 28 March

This will be the first meeting on the new BSAC working group established on the basis of a proposal from Nils Höglund of Coalition Clean Baltic.

Attached documents:

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