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October 25, 2021

Fishing ban on all Baltic Sea cod reality after decades of mismanagement

Negotiations of the 2022 fishing quotas for the Baltic Sea on 11-12 October 2021 resulted in a prohibition of all targeted fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea – both the eastern and the western cod populations are now in such bad shape that only a small bycatch quota is allowed. This clearly illustrates the deterioration of both the environment and many fish stocks in all of the Baltic Sea.

October 22, 2021

Plight of European eel explained on Swedish television

This week, the recurring Swedish television programme Uppdrag Granskning – Mission: Investigate in English – highlighted the plight of the European eel and the ineffectiveness of many of the current management measures. It focused particularly on the devastating effects of hydropower installations and the costly, artificial support provided by restocking and trap-and-transport.

October 13, 2021

AGRIFISH: Some Baltic Fish Still in Crisis as the EU Starts to Consider Ecosystem Impacts

Press release from Coalition Clean Baltic, FishSec, Our Fish, Oceana, Seas at Risk and WWF Luxembourg, 12 October 2021: Following the EU AGRIFISH Council press conference today, NGOs expressed disappointment that Member State fisheries ministers again haggled all night to raise Baltic fishing limits for 2022 above the European Commission’s proposal and against the clear … Continued

October 8, 2021

New funding for European dam removal launched

Today is a good day for rivers, biodiversity and migratory fish. Together with Professor Peter Baldwin and Dr Lisbet Rausing, founders of Arcadia, the Dam Removal Europe Coalition launched an entirely new programme to fund dam removal in Europe.

Upcoming events

ICES release of European eel advice

Dates: 04 November

44th Session of the GFCM

Location: Albania

Dates: 08 - 12 November

Tirana, Albania (TBC)


40th Annual Meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (N...

Dates: 09 - 12 November

Date: Tue, 09/11/2021 to Fri, 12/11/2021
Start Time: TBC
Location: TBC


MIACO 2022

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 13 - 14 January

The annual MIACO meeting - a Meeting between ICES, Advisory Councils and other Observers - in 2022 will be a hybrid meeting, i.e. a physical meeting at ICES headquarters with limited participation and a possibility for further participation online. ICES will circulate a registration form, and encourages each organisation to send at most one representative to ICES HQ. Last year's report can be found here.