Joint NGO recommendations on Baltic Sea fishing opportunities for 2022

1. Introduction In October 2021, EU fisheries ministers will agree on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2022. As the deadline to end overfishing by 2020 at the latest as legally prescribed by Article 2(2) of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)1 has passed, all fishing limits must be in line with sustainable exploitation rates. … Read more

Oceana calls on EU to ban fishing of eastern Baltic cod

Recent eastern cod collapse is a result of a number of factors, including continuous overfishing of the stock Baltic cod is the region’s iconic species and plays a crucial role, both environmentally and commercially On 14 October, the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) will meet in Luxembourg to decide on 2020 fishing limits for … Read more

Oceana’s reaction to EU closing fishing for cod in Baltic Sea

Yesterday, the European Commission ordered emergency fishing measures be put in place following the collapse of the eastern Baltic cod population. The emergency plan consists of an immediate closure to fish eastern Baltic cod in the south of the Baltic Sea. Oceana released the following statement following the announcement from the European Commission: “Baltic cod is … Read more

Cod crisis deepens in North Sea

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has announced today the collapse of the North Sea cod population, and has recommended reducing its catch limits by 70% for 2020. In order to revert its critical situation, Oceana strongly encourages EU decision-makers to follow this advice, which is the result of an updated … Read more