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September 6, 2016

Quotas, Closures, and Technical Measures tabled at BALTFISH

Baltic quotas for 2017, closures for the Baltic cod fisheries, and EU technical measures filled the agenda during the first BALTFISH forum under the German Presidency.

August 24, 2016

Baltic Sea Advisory Council discusses Technical Measures, but to what effect?

At the working group meeting of the Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC) in Copenhagen on 16 August, the Commission proposal, published in early March, on the Technical Measures Framework (TMF) was discussed for the first time by the Advisory Council.

August 1, 2016

Baltic Sea Advisory Council advice for 2017 quotas published

In a first, the Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC) Executive Committee took the drafted advice for 2017 fishing opportunities and rewrote it after issues with the initial draft from the working group. Following many hours of discussion and negotiation, the working relationships of most members have improved through the development of this document. There seems to be a better understanding and appreciation of views in BSAC, despite disagreements, which can only be a positive development.

July 27, 2016

Low Impact Fishers of Europe hires top Polish civil servant

Marcin Rucinski, who has spent more than a decade focused on fisheries issues within the Polish administration, is the new Baltic and North Sea coordinator for Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE).

Upcoming events

Slovakian EU Council Presidency begins

Dates: 01 July - 31 December

More information forthcoming.

Science and Policy Making: towards a new dialogue

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 29 - 30 September

The event is jointly organised by the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Further information


MareFrame – Workshop on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Advi...

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 04 October

Attached documents:

Baltic – a small sea with big management problems

Location: Gdinya, Poland

Dates: 05 October

The National Marine Fisheries Research Institute in Gdynia will host the conference on the occassion of its 95th anniversary. Further information