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November 29, 2021

Herring fisheries drove economic development in the Baltic Sea

Stockholm university together with the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment hosted a full day symposium with a focus on fisheries in the Baltic Sea from a historical perspective. The newly released report “Fisket i Stockholms skärgård under historisk tid”, Fisheries in the Stockholm archipelago in historic times, was the underlying reason for the event. … Continued

November 10, 2021

Second consultation on EU Action plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems

On 25 October, the European Commission launched a targeted stakeholder consultation on the planned Action plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems. The action plan is part of the EUs efforts to restore and protect marine ecosystems and apply an ecosystem-based management approach.

November 4, 2021

Scientific advice: no catches of European eel can be considered sustainable

Today, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, ICES, published its scientific advice on fishing opportunities for European eel for 2022. It is now aligned with advice for other species in dire straits: zero catch for 2022. The advice also includes a clear call for catches for restocking to stop, as it increases eel mortality without any proven net benefit to eel reproduction.

October 29, 2021

Mixed feelings in Baltic Sea States after October Council

After October Agrifish Council, which focused in particular on the proposal for a Council regulation fixing the fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2022 Member States’ governments published press releases. Most of the countries emphasized the terrible state of the Baltic Sea and the lengthy and difficult negotiations in the Council. The reactions to … Continued

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Oct
25
Targeted consultation on EU Action plan to conserve fisheries resource...

Dates: 25 October - 20 December

The European Commission has launched a targeted stakeholder consultation on the planned Action plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems. The action plan is part of the EUs efforts to restore and protect marine ecosystems and apply an ecosystem-based management approach. It was announced in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 - see section 2.2.6.  The targeted consultation is open until 20 December 2021 and adoption of the Action Plan is expected in the Spring 2022. .

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Dec
09
Nordic Climate Change Forum for Fisheries and Aquaculture

Location: Helsingør, Denmark

Dates: 09 - 10 December

Joint ICES/ NMTT Workshop exploring the establishment of a Nordic Climate Change Forum for Fisheries and Aquaculture

The purpose this one-and-a-half-day joint NMTT-ICES Workshop is to provide an opportunity for fisheries and aquaculture stakeholders, scientists and policy makers to discuss, exchange ideas and identify practical steps for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors to adopt to and reduce its own contribution to climate change.

The longer-term aim is to launch the Nordic Climate Change Forum for Fisheries and Aquaculture to provide the Nordic fisheries and aquaculture sectors with a platform and sounding board for the exchange of knowledge, ideas and practices of how to adapt to the new climate conditions while mitigating the sector’s own impacts.

The workshop will be chaired by Árni M. Mathiesen, former Minister, Iceland

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Dec
12
Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 12 - 13 December

On this page you will soon find all the information related to this meeting:

  • agenda highlights (a week before the meeting date)
  • main results (after the meeting)
  • press material
  • photos, videos and live streaming
  • related documentation
Updated content will be added in the run-up to as well as during and after the meeting.

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Dec
13
OSPAR ICG-COBAM

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 13 - 16 December

OSPAR Intersessional Correspondence Group on Coordination of Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring

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