Provisional agreement on Baltic fleet reduction
Provisional EU measures to decommission Baltic fishing capacity have been agreed

Provisional agreement on Baltic fleet reduction

The European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a provisional agreement on legislation that would allow fishing people affected by the dire condition of certain fish stocks in the Baltic…

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Microplastics found in all water systems
Fish in a beach seine for microplastic analysis. Image: Maiju Lehtiniemi SYKE

Microplastics found in all water systems

According to research by Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and University of Eastern Finland, microplastics are now found in all Baltic waters and in fish, bivalve molluscs and benthic fauna. Microplastics…

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Illegal Greenpeace activity merits police involvement
Greenpeace appears to be attempting to engineer a conflict with the fishing industry by dropping boulders on Baltic fishing grounds. Image: Greenpeace

Illegal Greenpeace activity merits police involvement

As Greenpeace activists pull yet another carefully-timed publicity stunt by dropping rocks in the Baltic near the island of Rügen, supposedly to disrupt trawlers, sitting Member of the German Parliament…

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Compensation for Baltic cod and herring fishermen welcomed
Denmark’s Minister of Fisheries has approved a support programme for Baltic fishermen

Compensation for Baltic cod and herring fishermen welcomed

The Danish Fishermen’s Association has welcomed the good news for Danish Baltic cod and herring fishermen that Fisheries Minister Mogens Jensen is opening a compensation scheme for fishermen affected by…

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EU Commission proposes support for Eastern Baltic
The EU Commission proposal aim to reduce pressure on Eastern Baltic cod and to support communities that rely on the cod fishery

EU Commission proposes support for Eastern Baltic

The Commission has adopted a proposal offering support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to fishermen affected by the closure of the Eastern Baltic cod fishery to permanently decommission…

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Armon delivers Swedish research vessel
Research vessel Svea has been built by Astilleros Armon for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Image: Skipsteknisk

Armon delivers Swedish research vessel

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU – Sveriges Landbruks Universitet) has taken delivery of a new 69.50 metre by 15.80 metre beam fishery and oceanographic research vessel built at…

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Europêche: Fishing industry losing grounds
Europêche warns that the expansion of windfarms is putting the marine environment and fish as a key food source at significant risk. Image: ©Frans Lemmens via Hollandse Hoogte

Europêche: Fishing industry losing grounds

With governments and emerging industries increasingly looking to the seas as sources of minerals and energy, the result is that the competition for maritime space is becoming increasingly tough. One…

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German fishermen slam EU Commission’s Baltic cod measures
Fishermen in Germany have criticised both the Eastern Baltic cod fishery closure and the process behind the decision

German fishermen slam EU Commission’s Baltic cod measures

Fishermen in Germany are furious at the Eastern Baltic cod fishery closure until the end of the year, and their associations, under Deutscher Fischerei-Verband, have sharply criticised both the decision…

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East Baltic fishermen risk becoming an endangered species
There is a real risk that by closing down the Eastern Baltic cod fishery, the region’s fishermen become the endangered species. Image: Europêche

East Baltic fishermen risk becoming an endangered species

Europêche has hit back to the at the European Commission’s decision for an immediate closure of the eastern Baltic cod fishery. According to European industry body Europêche, the Commission has…

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