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September 21, 2021

A coalition for the Return of Baltic cod has been formed

The Return of the cod project, which started at the beginning of 2021, aims to compile the current knowledge and scientific research concerning the state of the Baltic cod in order to work out and implement measures to recover the eastern cod stock. The Return of the Cod (RoC) project has progressed since its onset … Continued

September 17, 2021

National monitoring programme to include genetic diversity in fish stocks

At a recent seminar in Simrishamn, Sweden, a new research programme that will investigate genetic diversity as part of environmental monitoring and ecosystem-based management, including the impact of fishing on herring sub-populations in the Baltic Sea, was announced.

August 26, 2021

Commission Baltic TAC proposal – only Riga herring doing well

Today the European Commission adopted their proposal for fishing opportunities for Baltic Fisheries 2022. The proposal mostly follows the ICES advice and proposes a TAC within the lower range for sprat and plaice considering the poor situation of the cod. For the Western herring it is suggested to close all direct fishery and a bycatch … Continued

June 29, 2021

One-third of global high seas fishing done by only 100 companies

Seafood companies rarely disclose what or where they are fishing. To provide an overview of the fishing industry in the high seas—the area beyond national jurisdiction—researchers linked fishing activity in the high seas to vessel owners and corporate actors. They identified 1,120 corporate actors for 2,482 vessels (∼2/3 of high seas fishing vessels and effort … Continued

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Joint EIFAAC/ICES/GFCM Working Group on Eels (WGEEL-2)

Location: Rabat, Morocco

Dates: 27 September - 04 October

Chair: Jan-Dag Pohlmann  


ICES Advice Drafting Group European Eel (ADGEEL) 2021

Dates: 19 - 20 October

ICES release of European eel advice

Dates: 04 November

44th Session of the GFCM

Location: Albania

Dates: 08 - 12 November

Tirana, Albania (TBC)