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February 25, 2021

One third of freshwater fish populations at risk of extinction

Rivers, lakes and wetlands are among the most biodiverse places on earth. They cover less than 1 per cent of the planet’s total surface, yet they’re home to almost a quarter of all vertebrate species – including over half of all the world’s fish species. It’s an extraordinary fact: of 35,768 known species of fish, … Continued

February 19, 2021

Press release: Rescue plan for Baltic cod shall be based on the latest research

FishSec (Fisheries Secretariat) is starting a two-year project to aid the recovery of the collapsed cod stock in the Baltic Sea. As part of the Return of the Cod project, which is part-funded by the Postcode Foundation, FishSec will develop proposals for a rescue plan for Baltic cod, as well as analyze the potential socio-economic … Continued

January 21, 2021

UK signs agreement with ICES

Before Christmas the UK government signed a MoU with ICES that will ensure continued scientific collaboration also after the departure from the EU. ICES will continue to provide scientific advice to the government on fishing opportunities, including information on the state of marine ecosystems and the impact of human activities. The International Council of the … Continued

December 21, 2020

Roll-over of three month fishing closures for eel

At the Fisheries Council last week, many big issues competed for attention and not much was heard about the Critically Endangered European eel. The Council did, however, agree on a roll-over of the current provisions for a three-month closure of all eel fisheries. Since December 2017, there has been a provision within the annual TAC … Continued

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HELCOM Intersessional Meeting of the Group on ecosystem-based sustaina...

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42nd Meeting of the Helsinki Commission

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Dates: 17 - 18 March

European Parliament Committee on Fisheries

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PECH provisional calendar January - March 2021

European Parliament Committee on Fisheries

Dates: 18 March

PECH provisional calendar january - march 2021