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June 27, 2017

Recommendations to implement EBFM in the Baltic Sea

FishSec has completed a set of recommendations for the implementation of ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM) in the Baltic Sea region.

June 1, 2017

ICES releases 2018 Advice for Baltic Sea fish stocks

The Fisheries Secretariat provides below our summary after The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) released its scientific advice for Baltic Sea stocks yesterday, 31 May.

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.

Upcoming events

Estonian EU Council Presidency

Dates: 01 July - 31 December

Danish BALTFISH Presidency

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 01 July - 30 June

8th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference

Location: San Diego, United States

Dates: 29 August - 02 September

BALTFISH Forum and High Level Group

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 31 August - 01 September

These will be the first meetings under the Danish Presidency where likely discussions will be centred upon quota decisions for 2018, which are finalised at the Council meeting in October.