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October 8, 2018

Research points toward solution for skinny cod

During the summer the first of three trials conducted by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and local fishermen from southern Sweden was concluded. The aim of the project is to improve the profitability of coastal fishing on wild cod. At present, the condition of Eastern Baltic cod is poor for a number of reasons including their small and skinny size which makes them unsuitable for the market.

October 2, 2018

HELCOM – Looking beyond the 2020 goal

During the summer, the new Finnish presidency of HELCOM publicised its priorities for the coming two years. This covers the target year 2020 for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

September 24, 2018

Transparency and sustainability key for new BALTFISH presidency

Transparency and sustainability are the keywords of the Swedish presidency at BALTFISH[1], as explained by representatives from Swedish ministry at the BALTFISH Forum meeting with representatives from the fishing sector and NGOs in Stockholm on September 5th. Another word emphasised was: cooperation.

September 11, 2018

Fishermen propose concrete measures to revive Baltic cod

Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) has presented an “Action Plan for Eastern Baltic cod stock”. LIFE, which represent over thirty fishing organisations across Europe, including in six of the eight EU Baltic member states, have together contributed to the Action Plan.

Upcoming events

ICES benchmark workshop on Baltic cod

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 15 - 19 October

BSAC Extraordinary General Assembly and ExCom

Location: Gdynia, Poland

Dates: 06 November

The election of a new ExCom chair is scheduled for the meeting.

Attached documents:

Östersjöfiske2020 – Baltic Fisheries in 2020

Location: Simrishamn, Sweden

Dates: 15 - 16 November

The conference is organised by Marint Centrum of Simrishamn Kommun and will take place primarily in Swedish. Outcomes from last year's meeting can be found here.


EU Fisheries Council

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 19 - 20 November

The TACs and quotas for deep sea fish stocks in 2019 and 2020 will be decided. Further information will appear here.