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April 21, 2016

Introducing typhoon wire and fly-shooting: Technology creep and the Danish seine

On a recent spring morning along the Danish coast in Thorup Strand, Thomas Højrup, chairman of the Thorup Strand Fishermen’s Guild, gathered his guests on the beach to describe an unsettling fishing practice called Fly-Shooting.

April 21, 2016

Slow Fish, Northern Seas

A roar of the tractor’s engine, puff of smoke, and tightening of the cable, and the wooden boat slides cleanly from the sea to the shore at Thorup Strand on a spectacular Saturday afternoon. The daily catch of Baltic plaice, maybe two dozen fish pans today, will go to markets in northern Denmark.

April 20, 2016

BALTFISH Forum review

At the last BALTFISH Forum of the Polish Presidency, held on 18 April, measures to improve the situation of the cod stocks were discussed. In addition, the implementation of the landing obligation, technical measures in the Baltic, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) implementation and transparency of BALTFISH activities were on the agenda.

April 19, 2016

Emotions run high at the BALTFISH Forum

Heated debate filled the morning session of the BALTFISH Forum yesterday, April 18. Bristling sharply in sports jackets and ties, Polish fishermen filled a corner of the meeting room at the Ministry of Agriculture in Warsaw, Poland.

Upcoming events

STECF working group on methodology and data requirements for reporting...

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 02 - 06 May

Meeting of the Group on Ecosystem-based Sustainable Fisheries (HELCOM)

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Dates: 09 - 12 May

The following meetings will take place: The Fourth Meeting of HELCOM Group on Ecosystem-based Sustainable Fisheries (FISH 4-2016), HELCOM Workshop on fish indicators (FISH IND WS 2016) and the Second Meeting of the HELCOM Task Force on migratory fish species (FISH-M 2-2016). More information forthcoming  

ICES Baltic Sea Advice Drafting working Group

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 10 - 13 May

European Maritime Day

Location: Turku, Finland

Dates: 18 - 19 May

This year's theme is: Investing in competitive Blue Growth – smart and sustainable solutions