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October 21, 2020

EU set TAC quotas for the Baltic Sea region

The usual tough debate regarding the Baltic Sea fishing quotas is now over, resulting in an overall acceptance of the ICES advice but still with some major concerns regarding the eastern Baltic cod and the western herring. The TACs for 8 out of 10 stocks are following the ICES advice. However, ecosystem-based management and the … Continued

October 6, 2020

Legendary Swedish fisheries influencer passed away

Reine J. Johansson, recent spokesperson for the Swedish Pelagic Federation, has sadly died. Reine was possibly the greatest Swedish influencer of both international and national fisheries policy in all times. Before becoming a representative of the Swedish fisheries sector, Reine Johansson was an active member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party as a young man … Continued

October 2, 2020

Commission withdraws proposals for European eel and Baltic Salmon

Only two days ago, the Commission withdrew two important proposals that could have led to better protection and more sustainable fisheries for two species in trouble: Baltic salmon and European eel. Both proposals had been through first readings in the European Parliament and had support from many environmental organisations. Proposal to safeguard Baltic salmon populations … Continued

September 28, 2020

WWF is calling for partial ban on bottom trawling in the Baltic

In connection with today’s EU-conference Our Baltic, WWF is calling on the Baltic Ministers to reconsider bottom trawling, which is one of the most damaging fishing methods, claiming it is preventing recovery of the ailing ecosystem the attainment of conservation objectives. In the report launched today, A sea under pressure: Bottom trawling impacts in the … Continued

Upcoming events

European Parliament Committee on Fisheries – PECH Committee

Dates: 26 - 27 October

PECH Committee Time and day; Monday 26 October 2020, 16.45 – 18.45 Tuesday 27 October 2020, 9.00 – 11.00 and 13.45 – 15.45 Where; Room: Altiero Spinelli 1G3 and visioconference

Baltic Sea Day 2020

Dates: 04 November

Time; 08.30 am and 4.45 pm
Venue; Zoom - link provided upon registration
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Baltic Breakfast: Skydda och restaurera – så kan vi rädda kustens ekos...

Dates: 04 November

Digitalt frukostseminarium om åtgärder för att skydda och återställa kustmiljöer. Datum: Onsdag 4 november kl 8:30-9:15. Seminariet sänds direkt på och går också att se i efterhand. Ingen anmälan behövs.

ICES Workshop on the Future of Eel Advice (WKFEA)

Dates: 01 - 05 February

ICES Workshop on the Future of Eel Advice (WKFEA) will meet to discuss the current advice framework, consider options for future assessment and advice needs, and draft a roadmap towards recommendations for a new or adapted advice framework on fishing opportunities and potentially other anthropogenic pressures on European eel.

WKFEA will work by correspondence from 2 November 2020 to 29 January 2021, and if the health situation allows meet 1–5 February 2021, otherwise online.

For more information:

Location: ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark