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April 2, 2024

Recording of webinar “An introduction to Forage Fish in the Baltic Sea” now live

On the 15th of March we hosted a webinar introducing our new “Small Fish, Big Impact” project, the recording of the webinar has been added to our Youtube channel and can be viewed here. During the webinar policy officer Sara Söderström gave an introduction to the new project and Lina Birgersson the project manager and … Continued

March 1, 2024

Join our webinar on “An introduction to Forage Fish in the Baltic Sea”

On the 15th of March (13:00 -14:00 CET), FishSec will host a webinar which will provide an introduction to Baltic Sea forage fish/, this is part of our Small Fish – Big Impact project and the first webinar in a series that we will host in the run up to the launch on our report on Baltic Sea … Continued

February 8, 2024

Side event at GFCM Fish Forum 2024

Saving the European Eel – best practices   In 2024, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is set to agree on long-term management measures for the critically endangered European eel in the region. Our two organizations, MedReAct and FishSec, are committed to the recovery of the European eel population in the Mediterranean and … Continued

December 13, 2023

Major concerns raised as Netherlands acknowledges lack of control in fisheries sector

In a startling revelation, the Netherlands has publicly acknowledged the likelihood of unchecked fish illegally entering the EU market. The disclosure unfolded as the Hague Administrative Court issued a ruling on the matter. Environmental law organization ClientEarth and the Low Impact Fisheries of Europe (LIFE) took legal action against the Dutch authorities, asserting that lax … Continued

Upcoming events

International conference on protecting and restoring free-flowing rive...

Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Dates: 15 - 17 April

April 15-17, 2024 | Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands

Organised by World Fish Migration Foundation and Institute for Fisheries Management
  Free Flow 2024 is an international conference on protecting and restoring free-flowing rivers that is gathering policy makers, river managers, ecologists, researchers, students and industry. Rivers are under threat and freshwater biodiversity in decline. More than ever, the need to find solutions to build climate resilience and safeguard rivers that adapt to a changing environment becomes pressing for the future of nature and people. The conference has space for 120 speakers. Experts, researchers, practitioners are invited are send in abstracts before October 13, 2023. The conference is synchronised with the SWIMWAY conference 2024 that is taking place on April 17-19, 2024, in Groningen.


Technical workshop “Rebuilding the European eel stock and sustainabili...

Location: Online

Dates: 24 April

The European Commission, as part of its work on the marine action plan and the Joint Special Group, is organising an online technical workshop on “Rebuilding the European eel stock and sustainability of sectors” within the context of the Eel Regulation. The workshop is held online on 24 April 2024 and is open to government representatives (both ENVI & PECH) from Member States. as well as stakeholders.

2nd Mission Arena in Tallinn

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Dates: 25 April

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ICES Advice Drafting Group Baltic Sea

Location: Online

Dates: 13 - 16 May

Meeting name ADGBS 2024
Group name Baltic Sea Advice Drafting Group
Meeting Chairs Scott Large -
Venue Online meeting
Meeting start 13/5/2024
Meeting end 16/5/2024
Group website -