August 31, 2018

Commission proposes Baltic TACs for 2019

The European Commission have announced their proposals for fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2019. The proposals are for the cod, herring, sprat, plaice and salmon stocks. The final decision will be taken by the European Council on 15-16 October.

August 1, 2018

Polish initiative to revive Baltic fish stocks

The Polish government held a conference entitled “state of the fish stocks in the Baltic Sea, particularly cod stocks – prognosis for management for 2019” in Szczecin along the Baltic coast.

July 19, 2018

NGOs join force for the sake of the Baltic

This year Environmental Non-Govermental Organisations joined forces during the Danish political week, Folkemødet, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. WWF, Greenpeace, PEW, Oceana, Danish Society for Nature Conservation and FishSec all made an effort to put the spotlight on the need for Denmark to put more effort into sustainable ocean- and fisheries management in the Baltic Sea region.

July 9, 2018

Continued discarding worries German retailers

In a joint statement, retailers including food giants Lidl and Aldi, have written that the landing obligation needs to be successfully implemented once it is fully operational on January 1st 2019.

July 9, 2018

Election of Chair, trade in seal products and fishing opportunities high on BSAC agenda

Baltic Sea Advisory Council: Executive Committee meeting Thursday 28th June 2018, Copenhagen: Short Report

July 3, 2018

International moves to improve conservation of European eel

During its second meeting of Range States for European eel, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), it was agreed that further international cooperation would be valuable as a way to improve conservation and management. The importance of taking all threats affecting European eel into account and have a mechanism that covers its full geographical range was emphasised.

June 21, 2018

Danish Fisheries Minister and NGOs discuss the Baltic cod crises

The alarming situation for the Baltic cod stocks was a top priority in conversations between FishSec representatives and Danish Minister of Fisheries, Eva Kjer Hansen, this past weekend. The Minister attended a breakfast meeting with FishSec, Oceana, Pew, Greenpeace, WWF, and Our Fish while attending this year’s Danish political crowd-puller, Folkemødet at Bornholm.

June 11, 2018

Baltic eel fisheries closed for three months from November

It looks as if eel fishing in the Baltic Sea and Sound will be closed from 1 November 2018 to 31 January 2019. Sweden announced its closure 23 May and according to the European Commission, the same period has been selected by the other Baltic Member States.

May 10, 2018

Eel Evaluation Roadmap NGO submission

We strongly support the upcoming evaluation and welcome this opportunity to provide feedback on the effectiveness and implementation of the EU Eel Regulation.   The population of European eel has declined dramatically since the 1970s*. Recruitment of juvenile eels remains extremely low despite the joint EU management framework, which has now been in place for … Continued

April 27, 2018

EU report – progress has stalled on fish stock recovery

The Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) has published its report: Monitoring the performance of the Common Fisheries Policy.