Latest news

July 9, 2018

Continued discarding worries German retailers

In a joint statement, retailers including food giants Lidl and Aldi, have written that the landing obligation needs to be successfully implemented once it is fully operational on January 1st 2019.

July 9, 2018

Election of Chair, trade in seal products and fishing opportunities high on BSAC agenda

Baltic Sea Advisory Council: Executive Committee meeting Thursday 28th June 2018, Copenhagen: Short Report

July 3, 2018

International moves to improve conservation of European eel

During its second meeting of Range States for European eel, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), it was agreed that further international cooperation would be valuable as a way to improve conservation and management. The importance of taking all threats affecting European eel into account and have a mechanism that covers its full geographical range was emphasised.

June 21, 2018

Danish Fisheries Minister and NGOs discuss the Baltic cod crises

The alarming situation for the Baltic cod stocks was a top priority in conversations between FishSec representatives and Danish Minister of Fisheries, Eva Kjer Hansen, this past weekend. The Minister attended a breakfast meeting with FishSec, Oceana, Pew, Greenpeace, WWF, and Our Fish while attending this year’s Danish political crowd-puller, Folkemødet at Bornholm.

Upcoming events

BSAC demersal and pelagic working group

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 23 August

BSAC Working Group on Ecosystem Based Management

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 04 September

Eel management will be the focus of the Baltic Sea Advisory Council working group meeting.


Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Dates: 05 September

This will be the first BALTFISH Forum under the Swedish Presidency. It is expected that discussions will focus on TACs and quotas ahead of the October Council. Agenda forthcoming.

State of the Stocks seminar: European Commission

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 13 September

The European Commission is hosting its annual "State of the Stocks" seminar and provide an update on achieving MSY for commercial stocks and analysis of biomass and fishing mortality trends, along with a focus on the economic performance of the European fleet