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November 3, 2022

Time to stop fishing and start restoring habitats – zero catches and zero anthropogenic mortality advised for European eel

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, ICES, published its scientific advice for European eel for 2023 earlier today. It reinforces last year’s advice, of zero catches in all habitats and for all life stages, by also highlighting conservation aspects and advising zero mortality for all non-fisheries related human impacts. The European eel … Continued

November 2, 2022

Commission tables new measures for eel recovery

Commissioner Sinkevičius has been clear that status quo is not an option for the critically endangered European eel. The new proposals reinforces existing measures rather than going for a full closure in line with scientific advice. To have any significant effect, Member States must reciprocate for eel fisheries in inland waters, as well as step … Continued

November 1, 2022

Registration now open for Swedish webinar on Baltic cod

On the 9th of December at 13.00-15.45 CET The Fisheries Secretariat will be arranging the webinar “Östersjötorsken – status och framtid” (held in Swedish) in collaboration with Länsstyrelsen Skåne and Marint centrum Simrishamn.  The aim of the webinar is to disseminate current scientific knowledge about the status of cod in the Baltic Sea and of … Continued

October 21, 2022

Photobook handover during October council in Luxembourg

  On the 17th of October, experts from the organisations in the Return of the Cod campaign travelled to Luxembourg where fisheries ministers from Baltic countries and the European Commission met to decide fishing limits in the Baltic Sea for 2023. Our experts were there to remind policy makers that this year is a vital year for … Continued

Upcoming events

Dec
09
Swedish webinar on the status and future of Baltic cod

Location: Online, Sweden

Dates: 09 December

The Fisheries Secretariat will be arranging the webinar “Östersjötorsken – status och framtid” (held in Swedish) in collaboration with Länsstyrelsen Skåne and Marint centrum Simrishamn. Presentations will be given by the report authors, and invited experts will present some of the factors affecting cod in more detail. Registration for the event can be done here.  


Dec
11
December council

Location: Brussels , Belgium

Dates: 11 - 12 December

At December council, Agriculture and Fisheries ministers will meet to reach a political agreement on fishing rights for 2023 in EU and non-EU waters, in the Atlantic, North Sea, Mediterranean and Black Sea.

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Jan
12
ICES MIACO

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 12 - 13 January

Meeting name MIACO 2023
Group name Annual Meeting between ICES, Advisory Councils and other Observers
Meeting Chairs Mark Dickey-Collas -
Venue ICES HQ, Copenhagen, Denmark
Meeting start 12/1/2023
Meeting end 13/1/2023

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