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March 15, 2019

Swedish food industry together with WWF call for an end to illegal discarding

In a letter to the Swedish government representatives from several of the largest national food industry companies together with The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have requested that "the government must urgently take action [to end illegal discarding] and introduce CCTV/camera surveillance on board fishing vessels".

March 5, 2019

More garbage caught than cod – NGOs request the Baltic fishery is closed for six months

NGOs have written to the Commission requesting they make use of “emergency measures” legislation and close the eastern Baltic cod fishery for six months, with immediate effect, due to the “serious threat to marine biological resources”. In addition, they recommend “to move at least a portion of the sprat fishery…to maximise the availability of prey for the cod”.

January 31, 2019

Discardless: The closing science-policy conference

Fishsec has been attending the closing science-policy conference of the Discardless project, 30-31 January at DTU Aqua. Titled: Landing Obligation 2019: What have we learned, what are the next steps? The conference has been featuring many very interesting short presentations summerising the findings of a wide range of the work conducted within the project. There was … Continued

January 24, 2019

EU Commission issues formal notice to Denmark re fisheries control

In its monthly package of infringement decisions the European Commission today issued a letter of formal notice to Denmark concerning its compliance with several important provisions of the EU fisheries control rules EU Commission fact sheet January infringements package: key decisions Brussels, 24 January 2019 Overview by policy area In its monthly package of … Continued

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