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October 15, 2019

Baltic Sea Fishing Opportunities 2020 – Council agreement

Council agreement and other related statements and commentary. Text and table of the Council agreement are available below and on the EU Council website here.    Council agreement on 2020 catch limits in the Baltic Sea COMMISSION proposal COUNCIL agreement   Name Latin name   ICES FISHING ZONES     TACs 2019   2020 2020 TACs … Continued

October 9, 2019

Get real, fisheries ministers!

The Baltic Sea, 2019. Emergency measures for eastern Baltic cod. Scientists advice again a zero quota on Western herring. Huge and long term misreporting of catches revealed in the pelagic fisheries for sprat and herring undermining science. Half of the assessed Baltic fish stocks outside safe biological limits*. Continued illegal discarding of unwanted catches. Parasites spread by seals. As a consequence of all this: an unaddressed and growing problem of overcapacity in the fishing fleet. I can make the list longer, but you get the picture.

September 28, 2019

Update on Eastern Baltic Cod

Below we provide a list of recent documents concerning Eastern Baltic Cod (EBC), with the date of publication or corresponding meeting for each document. We think it will aid clarity and discussion to put these documents in one place online. We hope that if all stakeholders see the same documents they may more easily share a common understanding and take joint initiatives to save what can be saved of Eastern Baltic Cod.

September 17, 2019

Pelagic trawlers report false catch figures and undermine sustainable management

Baltic pelagic fisheries has massively misreported official catches, with sprat catches regularly recorded as herring – and the false reporting is not an isolated event, reports SR Kaliber, an investigative programme on Swedish national radio.

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