"Two months ahead of the European elections, the European Parliament voted on Thursday 4 April in favour of the report drafted by MEP Gabriel Mato on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund post-2020 (EMFF), the financial tool supporting the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). MEPs agreed they would like to increase the EMFF [...]
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“For too long, the considerable importance and impacts of recreational fisheries have been ignored,” states a team of fisheries scientists, economists, sociologists and ecologists in an opinion paper published earlier this month. The paper includes a five steps policy reform to address the shortcomings. Recreational fisheries: Very important but ignored According to the scientists globally [...]
The deadline to register for the conference "Sustainable coastal Angling Tourism – a development chance for the South Baltic Region" is extended until 25 March 2019. 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 [...]
Building on the findings of the CATCH angler survey and provider survey, the CATCH Best Practice Report defines best practice criteria, role models and activities for improvement that can be taken up by coastal angling service providers throughout the South Baltic Region. Exemplary service providers were selected and presented with their offers, strengths and shortcomings. Although they [...]
“Where there’s a will there’s a wave: Efforts to clean up the Baltic Sea are slowly making progress”
"The bottom of the Baltic Sea is littered with over 40,000 tonnes of chemical weapons and half a million tonnes of conventional weapons, a deadly memento of WWII. According to the Mare Foundation, another 60 percent of the garbage found in the sea is plastic, while marine fauna and flora is continually destroyed by around [...]
On Friday March 15 Vordingborg Municipality invites to the opening of Denmark's first pike factory. Along the stream Hulebækken Denmark's first pike factory will be official opened. The event is open for the public and everybody is welcome. If you don't know what a pike factory is - please use a couple of minutes and see this movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ahco9h3ZwM You [...]
"375,386 people have called on the European Commission to defend Europe’s strong water law, making the EU’s public consultation on the legislation one of the largest ever in the history of the European Union. This law is critical to ensure that Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands are protected and brought back to good health. The [...]
A Special Year for a Special Fish: The lnternational Year of the Salmon has started! "The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) is a project launched by NASCO, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization NPAFC, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission and other partners. The IYS focal year will be 2019, with projects and activities starting [...]
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 – 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: http://catch-southbaltic.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Letter-about-crisis-for-the-Baltic-cod-stock-emergency-measures-needed.pdf