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  • Could bottom trawling be one of the factors behind the skinny Baltic cod?

    Published: 15/12/2014
    A new study correlates smaller sized fish to bottom trawling in heavily trawled areas. Scientists have previously presumed that fish that who escaped and did not get caught in the trawler became skinny due to hunger, this new study indicates that this is not the case instead the study points towards altered food sources to be the cause. Read more »
  • Snapshots from Marine Centre seminar

    Published: 05/12/2014
    Marine Centre in Simrishamn invited to a one-day conference to discuss current issues facing the Baltic Sea ecosystem. With focus on marine litter, ecosystem services in coastal areas and the problems associated with pharmaceuticals reaching the sea. Read more »
  • Fisheries committee on the move to scrap CFP achievement

    Published: 03/12/2014
    The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee have voted to seriously weaken central provisions of the Common Fisheries Policy. Deciding to re-introduce a 50 kg minimum threshold of catch for reporting purposes and to provide a two year window for not complying with the landing obligation as well as limit the application of this regulation to 2015 only. Read more »
  • Uncertainties on how to implement the landing obligation in the Baltic Sea remains

    Published: 28/11/2014
    Many practical issues still remains to be solved to implement the discard ban in the Baltic Sea next year. These include how to handle unwanted fish on-board and in ports and how to control that undersized and unwanted fish is reported not being used for human consumption. Additionally, control and reporting systems is not yet adapted to the shift of regulation. To enable the fishing industry to adjust to the new legislation, there is a responsibility of the Baltic Member States to deliver clear instructions on how and where to act Read more »
  • 125 NGOs urge EU Ministers to end overfishing

    Published: 28/11/2014
    Over 120 organisations across the European Union are encouraging EU fisheries ministers to end most overfishing in 2015 as required by the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Read more »
  • New study aims to identify barriers to recovery of Baltic cod

    Published: 26/11/2014
    Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Science have developed a new method to get answers to why over-exploited fish populations, such as cod in the Baltic Sea, does not recover even though the fishery has declined. They do so by analyzing the pattern of growth during various life stages as a mean to see if low recovery rates may be due to lack of particular type of food. Read more »
  • FISH is now recruiting a Fisheries Policy Officer

    Published: 14/11/2014
    We are looking to recruit a new team member to assist with our ongoing policy work. The successful candidate will take part in our work on international fisheries policy, with a focus on regionalisation and fisheries management in the Baltic Sea. Read more »
  • Small shrimps suspected to be discarded in Swedish waters

    Published: 13/11/2014
    The Swedish Agency for Marine Water Management has reported suspected discarding of small shrimps to the Swedish Prosecution Authority. Read more »
  • Council agrees on deep sea TACs

    Published: 11/11/2014
    The Council of Fisheries Ministers reached an agreement of fishing opportunities for deep sea stocks from. Although catches will be reduced for a number of deep sea stocks, the Council have chosen to not follow scientific advice by setting catch limits higher for 63% of the stocks. Read more »
  • Baltic Sea overfishing leauge

    Published: 05/11/2014
    New briefing series by the new economics forum identifies which countries and ministers who stand in the way for moving towards more fish, profits and jobs for European citizens. The first briefing in the series explores the countries and ministers around the Baltic Sea. Read more »
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