On the 29th of August 2017 the EU Commission presented a proposal to ban all fishing for eel in the Baltic Sea. Baltic environmental NGO’s (members of Coalition Clean Baltic) very much welcome this proposal and call upon all Member States to complete this eel fishing ban in all of theirs waters, combined with other conservation efforts. The European Eel is a critically endangered fish species with a dramatic stock size decline the past 30 years.  Conservation efforts have so far failed to deliver and scientific experts have repeatedly called for drastic management measures.

CCB welcomes EU Commission proposal to ban fishing for eel in the Baltic Sea

Read the full proposal from the European Commission here

 

Contact:  Nils Höglund, policy officer CCB  +46 708 679 249; nils@ccb.se

Mikhail Durkin, Exec. Secretary CCB +46 73 977 07 93; mikhail.durkin@ccb.se