FISH in the BS RAC
Together with representatives of the fishing sector and other interest groups, the Fisheries Secretariat is a member of the Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council (BS RAC). Our work in the BS RAC is one way to influence the fisheries policy along with other measures that affect fish stocks and the natural environment of the Baltic Sea.
The BS RAC has a particular focus on the management of Baltic cod, reducing illegal fishing and increasing gear selectivity.
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Regional management through RACs
The membership in the Baltic Sea RAC is one way to influence the formulation of fisheries policy and other measures that affect fish stocks and the natural environment of the Baltic Sea, as it provides advice and submits proposals to the European Commission and the Member States in the region. We focus particularly on the management of Baltic cod, reducing illegal fishing and increasing gear selectivity. Read more.
How RACs work
The RACs consist of a mix of different interest groups. Two-thirds of the members must be representatives of the fishing sector: various fishing organisations, the processing industry and representatives of harbours and markets, etc. The remaining third consists of “other interests”: environmental organisations, consumer organisations, water users, sports fishermen and others who are affected by the Common Fisheries Policy. Read more.