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May 23, 2017

Danish failure in the Baltic Sea – fishermen and cod decline together

New financial figures released from the Danish cod fleet operating in the Baltic Sea in the first quarter of 2017 show the socioeconomic problems of overfishing a stock to heavily depleted levels of biomass. Despite a 12% rise in the price of cod this year, turnover has declined by 22%.

April 28, 2017

Risky business in governance

Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) has evolved from an idealistic concept to a driver for dynamic oceans governance. An iteration of EBM is also defined in the EU Common Fisheries Policy, yet implementation continues to stall. Roland Cormier at Helmholtz-Zentrum may have just the answer.

April 7, 2017

German Presidency of BALTFISH drawing to a close with discussions on discards

In what will likely be the final meeting under the German Presidency, the BALTFISH Forum and High Level Group are meeting in Berlin on 26-27 April.

March 31, 2017

BSAC established new working group for ecosystem based management

The Baltic Sea Advisory Council, BSAC, 28 March established a sub working group that will produce advice on the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Management, EAM. At the first meeting of the sub group, which will report to the demersal working group, Nils Höglund from Coalition Clean Baltic was elected Chair.

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.

ICES advice for the fish stocks in the Baltic Sea published

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 31 May

This advice will form the basis for decisions taken to set quotas in the Baltic for 2018.

UN Conference on Sustainable Development Goal 14, Oceans and Seas

Location: New York, United States

Dates: 05 - 09 June

The conference will be co-hosted by the governments of Sweden and Fiji. Further information

International Maritime Congress

Location: Szczecin, Poland

Dates: 07 - 09 June

Agenda forthcoming