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June 11, 2018

Baltic eel fisheries closed for three months from November

It looks as if eel fishing in the Baltic Sea and Sound will be closed from 1 November 2018 to 31 January 2019. Sweden announced its closure 23 May and according to the European Commission, the same period has been selected by the other Baltic Member States.

May 10, 2018

Eel Evaluation Roadmap NGO submission

We strongly support the upcoming evaluation and welcome this opportunity to provide feedback on the effectiveness and implementation of the EU Eel Regulation.   The population of European eel has declined dramatically since the 1970s*. Recruitment of juvenile eels remains extremely low despite the joint EU management framework, which has now been in place for … Continued

April 27, 2018

EU report – progress has stalled on fish stock recovery

The Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) has published its report: Monitoring the performance of the Common Fisheries Policy.

April 17, 2018

EU begins evaluation of eel management

On 13 April, the European Commission released a Roadmap for the upcoming evaluation of the Eel Regulation. The evaluation is set to help the Commission decide whether to review the regulation or focus on improving implementation. Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on issues related to the implementation of the Eel Regulation until 11 May … Continued

Upcoming events

Danish BALTFISH Presidency

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 01 July - 30 June

BALTFISH Forum and High Level Group

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 27 June

It is expected that topics discussed will include the salmon management plan and TACs for 2019 as all stocks reach their maximum sustainable yield deadline. It will be the final meeting under the Danish Presidency with Sweden taking over in July.


Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 28 June

The advisory council will aim to finalise its advice to the Commission regarding fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea and management tools to recover stocks below biomass reference points for the fisheries in 2019. Agenda

Workshop on the regionalisation of the CFP

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 03 July

The conference is organised by the Thünen Institute, a German research institute under the Ministry of Food & Agriculture.

At present the workshop plans to focus on three questions:

    * Which tasks of fisheries management should be in the responsibility of the fishing industry?

    * Which decisions of fisheries management should be taken at which level (EU, regional sea, national, local)?

    * Which institutions and decision-making processes are appropriate for the regional sea level?