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Western Baltic Cod

Western Baltic Cod

Overfishing Crisis in the Baltic Sea

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Cod (Gadus morhua)

Cod is a highly important fish species in the Baltic, both environmentally and commercially. This benthopelagic species can be found in a wide variety of habitats, ranging from the coast to deeper areas. Cod is an omnivorous species and its diet consists of invertebrates and fish, including its own juveniles. The Baltic cod stocks are divided into the western and eastern stock, separated by the island of Bornholm.


More information:


ICES advice on Western Baltic Cod fishing opportunities for 2017


ICES advice on Eastern Baltic Cod fishing opportunites for 2017


European Commission Proposal on fishing opportunites for the Baltic Sea in 2017 (update: 27/9/2016)


EU Baltic Management Plan


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