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October 20, 2016

BALTFISH: Fisheries as part of integrated Baltic Sea marine management – what are the challenges & opportunities?

At the upcoming EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) meeting, The Fisheries Secretariat is organising a seminar to discuss BALTFISH, the regional management body established under the Flagship Project: “Regionalisation of fisheries management in the Baltic Sea” in 2010. This will be the first opportunity for a public discussion forum to meet and … Continued

October 11, 2016

2017 Baltic TACs decided

Cod overfishing will continue next year and the Baltic management plan is in tatters despite quota reductions of 56% for the western cod stock and 25% for the eastern. For sprat, the herring stocks, plaice and salmon, we welcome the decisions. They are all likely to all continue their upward trajectory and had their quotas set broadly in line with scientific advice.

October 6, 2016

Developing fisheries advice to implement the ecosystem approach

MareFrame is a project in which Ecosystem-based fisheries management solutions are to be co-developed through discussions between stakeholders, which are led by scientists. It aims to remove the barriers toward the implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. FishSec attended the latest meeting this week as a representative of the Baltic Sea Advisory Council.

September 30, 2016

Baltic Sea 2017 TACs – Briefing from the Fisheries Secretariat & Seas at Risk

In advance of the Fisheries Council meeting, 10-11 October, at which next year's fishing quotas for the Baltic Sea will be set, The Fisheries Secretariat and Seas at Risk have provided Ministers with a set of recommendations.

Upcoming events

Slovakian EU Council Presidency begins

Dates: 01 July - 31 December

More information forthcoming.

First meeting of the Baltic Fisheries Forum organised by the Mare Foun...

Location: Gdinya, Poland

Dates: 25 October

The meeting will focus on a discussion of the Baltic multiannual management plan and the Technical Measures Framework. It will take place in Polish.

7th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for Baltic Sea Region

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Dates: 08 - 09 November

Fisheries as part of integrated Baltic Sea marine management and the r...

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Dates: 08 November

FishSec is organising the first public discussion on BALTFISH, the regional management body set up during the Swedish EU Presidency of 2009. With representatives from governments in the Baltic Sea region, the European Commission, fishing industry, NGOs and academia the seminar will present an opportunity for participants to outline a vision for how fisheries management can be integrated within a wider context and facilitate the implementation of ecosystem based fisheries management. The meeting will take place between 10:40-11:50. Email info(at) with questions regarding the seminar or to register. Further information