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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.

June 12, 2019

A ship full of ocean knowledge at Danish Democratic Festival

Folkemødet, Denmark’s Democratic Festival in Allinge, Bornholm, takes place on June 13-16, 2019. This year environmental and fisheries NGOs will bring the schooner Freia, a ship full of knowledge, to the event. Everyone is welcome on board to participate in seminars and events to learn more about our oceans, the fisheries that depend upon them and what is needed to manage them sustainably.

June 10, 2019

Joint NGO recommendations on Baltic Sea fishing opportunities for 2020

In October 2019, EU fisheries ministers will agree on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2020. This will be the final Council meeting where fisheries ministers have the opportunity to end overfishing of Baltic Sea species by 2020, as is legally required by the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

May 29, 2019

ICES advice for Baltic Sea quotas in 2020 – zero catch of eastern cod and western herring

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) have today announced their recommendation for the EU to stop all fishing on Eastern Baltic cod and Western spring spawning herring.

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