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  • Cod Benchmark 2015

    Published: 12/03/2015
    From March 2-6, the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), met in Rostock, Germany to evaluate data and models for the Baltic cod stocks. The results of this meeting will contribute to the final ICES advice for Baltic Cod, due on May 29. Read more »
  • Can chickens manure help clean wastewater from pharmaceutical residues?

    Published: 02/03/2015
    Researchers from the University of Kristianstad are testing the idea of using chicken manure as a filter to clean wastewater from pharmaceutical residues at municipal sewage treatment plants in two municipalities in south Sweden. Read more »
  • Technical Measures at BSAC

    Published: 26/02/2015
    On February 19 the Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC) met in Copenhagen to discussion the development of a new Technical Measures Framework. This included specifically catch metrics, selectivity profiles, and closed areas. BSAC also included an afternoon discussion about the existing technical measures. Read more »
  • PECH discussed Baltic multiannual plan

    Published: 25/02/2015
    The draft report on the proposal for multiannual plans for the Baltic Sea was discussed during the Fisheries Committee meeting in Brussels earlier this week. The rapporteur persists, despite loud protests from other MEPs, to move forward with the proposal quickly with no intention to wait for new scientific advice expected to be available within one-two months. Read more »
  • MSY hearing at the Fisheries Committee

    Published: 24/02/2015
    A public hearing on Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) in Fisheries Management was hosted by the Fisheries Committee. A number of experts within the field where invited, with discussing focused on both scientific and practical aspects of implementing MSY to fisheries management within EU fisheries. Read more »
  • New study encourage municipalities to focus on eutrophication mitigation

    Published: 20/02/2015
    A new report by the Boston Consulting Group looks at how to better understand the multiple benefits municipalities around the Baltic Sea can capture by addressing eutrophication and restoring the waters within their municipalities and ultimately the Baltic Sea region. Read more »
  • New roadmap for MSFD descriptor 3.3

    Published: 19/02/2015
    ICES hosted a workshop on Descriptor 3 under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Particular emphasis was made to finalise the advice for indicators under descriptor 3.1 and 3.2 and to establish a roadmap for how to move forward with Descriptor 3.3. Read more »
  • North Sea multi-annual management plan open for public consultation

    Published: 10/02/2015
    Today the European Commission opened a public consultation on the development of a regulation establishing a multi-annual plan for the management of North Sea demersal fisheries. Read more »
  • Provisional political agreement on the omnibus regulation reached

    Published: 29/01/2015
    The Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional political agreement today on the implementation of the landing obligation and the so called omnibus regulation. The agreement was made during the second informal trilogue meeting held on the issue. Read more »
  • Baltic Sea mutiannual plan discussed at Council

    Published: 26/01/2015
    The proposed multiannual plan for the Baltic Sea was discussed in a public exchange of view at yesterday’s Council meeting. During the meeting the Commission also took the time to brief the Council. The proposed multiannual plan includes stocks of cod, herring and sprat Read more »
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