August 30, 2019
The EU Commission has adopted a proposal for fishing opportunities for 2020 for the Baltic Sea. The Commission press release with link to the proposal can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/press/baltic-sea-commission-proposal-aims-improve-long-term-sustainability-stocks_en NGOs recommendations on Baltic fishing opportunities for 2020 are available here: https://www.fishsec.org/2019/06/10/joint-ngo-recommendations-on-baltic-sea-fishing-opportunities-for-2020/ Response to Commission proposal by NGOs: Seas At Risk, Our Fish … Continued
August 23, 2019
In a recent report NGOs have called on the EU to lead efforts against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in international waters managed by regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs). By promoting best practice measures the EU can lead efforts to successfully implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially target 14.4 to “effectively regulate … Continued
August 19, 2019
In July, Finland assumed two important roles that could have a significant impact on the Baltic Sea, EU fish stocks and the health of the ocean globally.
August 19, 2019
In a letter to the European Commission, Spanish and Portuguese governments twelve environmental organisations have detailed the mismanagement of the Iberian sardine stock (Sardina pilchardus).
August 15, 2019
NGOs call on the European Commission to take legal action over huge number of whale and dolphin deaths
Environmental NGOs have jointly called on the European Commission to take legal action against 15 EU governments for failing in their legal duty to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in the North East Atlantic from capture in fishing nets (bycatch).
August 14, 2019
On 22 July 2019 the European Commission approved emergency measures to protect eastern Baltic cod. This is detailed in Implementing Regulation 2019/1248 “establishing measures to alleviate a serious threat to the conservation of the eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) stock”.
July 10, 2019
A new website launched today, Fishyleaks.eu, aims to provide a confidential, anonymous and secure way for people working in the fishing industry, public authorities or other areas to report what they believe are improper, unethical or illegal fishing practices.
July 4, 2019
In April 2018 the European Commission released a Roadmap for its evaluation of the Eel Regulation. Since then, two public consultations have been carried out, in parallel with an external evaluation of regulation and its national implementation. Conclusions were expected early this year, but has now been delayed until after the summer. The ongoing evaluation … Continued
July 2, 2019
The Sustainable Eel Group has celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a full week of eel-inspired activities, ending with a two-day conference in London. For a few days, this put a much needed spotlight on the state of European eel and all that ails it. On its way from egg to mature silver eel, the … Continued
June 18, 2019
According to data collected by the ICES Baltic Fisheries Assessment Working Group over 10 million Eastern Baltic cod were thrown away last year. The EU landing obligation has however made it illegal to discard Baltic cod since 2015.