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July 10, 2019 to blow whistle on unethical or illegal fishing practices

A new website launched today,, aims to provide a confidential, anonymous and secure way for people working in the fishing industry, public authorities or other areas to report what they believe are improper, unethical or illegal fishing practices.

July 4, 2019

EU evaluation of eel management in final stages

In April 2018 the European Commission released a Roadmap for its evaluation of the Eel Regulation. Since then, two public consultations have been carried out, in parallel with an external evaluation of regulation and its national implementation. Conclusions were expected early this year, but has now been delayed until after the summer. The ongoing evaluation … Continued

July 2, 2019

Jubilee puts eel in the spotlight

The Sustainable Eel Group has celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a full week of eel-inspired activities, ending with a two-day conference in London. For a few days, this put a much needed spotlight on the state of European eel and all that ails it. On its way from egg to mature silver eel, the … Continued

June 18, 2019

Over 10 million Eastern Baltic cod illegally discarded last year

According to data collected by the ICES Baltic Fisheries Assessment Working Group over 10 million Eastern Baltic cod were thrown away last year. The EU landing obligation has however made it illegal to discard Baltic cod since 2015.

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