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September 28, 2022

The Nord Stream gas leak add insult to injury for Baltic cod

The heavy release of natural gas from the sabotaged pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2 into the Baltic Sea could be truly fatal in an already very vulnerable ecosystem. This is the opinion of researcher Thomas Dahlgren, who has studied the effects of various emissions on marine life. Yesterday, Tuesday 27 September, there were alarm … Continued

September 27, 2022

Member States share concern for eel population in dire straits

Speaking to the Fisheries Council yesterday, Commissioner Sinkevičius was clear that “status quo is not an option” for the management of European eel, considering the critical state of the eel population and the zero catch advice. While the Member States shared his concern for the stock, suggestions on the way forward varied, with Mediterranean countries … Continued

September 27, 2022

Ecosystem Approach: EU fisheries management still dominated by single-species advice

On September 15 the EU Commission released the report ‘The implementation of ecosystem-based approaches applied to fisheries management under the Common Fisheires Policy’. The study provides a state-of-play of the implementation of EAFM in the North and Baltic Seas, Western Atlantic and Outermost Regions. The report concludes that EU fisheries management still is dominated by … Continued

September 26, 2022

NGOs call on French government to support proposals to aid recovery of European eel

Earlier today, a group of NGOs sent a joint letter to the French minister asking France to support a strengthening of the existing transitional measures agreed as part of a multi-annual plan to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Mediterranean. The European eel is listed as Critically … Continued

Upcoming events

October council

Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Dates: 17 - 18 October

ICES Eel ADG 2022

Location: Online meeting

Dates: 19 - 20 October

The annual ICES Eel Advice Drafting Group will discuss the advice on fishing opportunities for European eel for 2023. Chair: Alain Biseau To attend as observer, contact Rachel Kouassi Zessia, the ICES Advisory Programme Supporting Officer. E-mail: rachel.kouassi.zessia(at)  


Fiskeforum 2022 Stockholm – do we have sustainable fishery today...

Dates: 19 - 20 October

In 2019, an annual conference on fish and fisheries development issues was established. Unfortunately, the conference called Fiskeforum could not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the Corona pandemic. On 19-20 October 2022, it's finally time again. This time on the theme Fishing of the future – ecological, social and economic. Fiskeforum2022 aims to highlight and discuss Swedish fishing from a sustainability perspective. The ambition is to bring together the entire fishing industry and the key players in the system that affects the development of sustainable fishing in Sweden. The conference brings together professional fishermen, recreational anglers, household fishermen, fishing tourism entrepreneurs, fishing water owners, product and destination developers, financiers, politicians, government representatives, researchers and scientific advice, etc. We will ask ourselves whether we have a sustainable fishery today and what needs to be done so that in the future we will have viable aquatic ecosystems as well as competitive fishing industries and good opportunities for recreational fishing. Many of the questions are of great importance for the implementation of the new national strategy for the development of fisheries and aquaculture as well as the sector-specific action plans that link to the strategy. More information about the strategy and action plans can be found here. Joint strategy shows the way forward for Swedish fishing and aquaculture. THE CONFERENCE WILL BE IN SWEDISH    

Tid: 19 oktober klockan 9.00 - 20 oktober klockan 15.30

Plats: Hotell Hasselbacken i Stockholm, Hazeliussalen

Boende: Det finns ett begränsat antal rum förbokade på Hotell Hasselbacken 19-20 oktober, till och med den 21 september. Först till kvarn gäller alltså. Bokning sker genom att maila till Uppge ”Fiskeforum/Jordbruksverket logi 221019” samt för och efternamn i mailet. Betalning sker på plats vid ankomst. Om lediga rum saknas på Hotell Hasselbacken kan ni med fördel vända er till: Backstage Hotel Länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster. som ligger mittemot.

Deltagaravgift: Avgiften på 1 495 kronor (exkl. moms) inkluderar luncher, fika och en trerätters konferensmiddag med bordsvatten. Det finns även möjlighet att delta endast en av dagarna för 995 kr (exkl. moms) om så önskas. Föredragshållare och paneldeltagare medverkar utan kostnad.

Anmälan och betalning: Anmälan Fiskeforum2022 Länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster.



Roundtable discussion on Swedish Eel restocking

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Dates: 27 October

FishSec and Naturskyddsföreningen arranges a discussion about the Swedish Eel restocking.