More garbage caught than cod

More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect Eastern Baltic cod   NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region have sent an urgent letter to the European Commissioner in charge of Environment Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, urging him to implement emergency measures in accordance with article 12 of the EU Common Fisheries Policy [...]

Crisis situation for the Eastern Baltic cod stock

Crisis situation for the Eastern Baltic cod stock – emergency measures needed now. "Dear Commissioner Vella We are writing to urge you in the strongest terms to take immediate emergency measures under CFP basic regulation article 12 to prevent further catastrophic damage to the Eastern Baltic cod stock. " Read more here:

CATCH Final Conference registration and call for abstracts open!

The CATCH Consortium and the Organizing Committee are pleased to announce that registration and call for abstracts for the final conference of the Interreg project CATCH Coastal Angling Tourism – a development chance for the South Baltic Region, is now open!More information about the conference can be found here: To register for the conference, fill out the form below and [...]

The Commission has adopted a proposal for fishing opportunities for 2019 for the commercially most important fish stocks in the Baltic Sea.

"The proposal is part of the European Union's approach to adjust the levels of fishing to long-term sustainability targets, or maximum sustainable yield (MSY) by 2020 as agreed by the Council and the European Parliament in the Common Fisheries Policy. The Commission's proposal is also in line with the policy intentions expressed in the Commission's Communication on Fishing [...]

Time for EU Member States to implement the Water Framework Directive for real

" The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is an ambitious and innovative piece of legislation that must not be weakened. This was the main message conveyed at a conference held in the European Parliament on Tuesday where anglers, scientists, policy-makers, NGOs and industry representatives discussed the status of the Directive and exchanged views on what is [...]

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