The European Commission has adopted a proposal for fishing opportunities for 2020 for the commercially most important fish stocks in the Baltic Sea. Basing its decisions on scientific advice, it…
The Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries has announced that it has set a quota for Atlanto-Scandian herring of 429,650 tonnes, equivalent to 73% of the 588,562 tonne TAC agreed during recent coastal states negotiations.
Iceland’s Atlanto-Scandian herring season has come to an end for this year, with Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Börkur finishing with a 1225 tonne herring landing in Neskaupstaður last week.
Fishermen’s associations in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Estonia are embarking on the assessment process for Baltic herring and sprat which could see these species certified as sustainable once the extensive assessment has been completed.
ICES has advised an increase in the Atlanto-Scandian herring quota that is 53% up on last year’s 384,197 tonne recommendation, taking the 2019 advice to 588,562 tonnes.
After long hours of discussion in Luxembourg, EU Fisheries Ministers reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2018 for the ten stocks in the Baltic Sea. The total allowable catches (TACs) were unanimously agreed in the framework of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which aims to have all stocks fished at sustainable levels by 2020.
There has been good fishing for herring on fishing grounds east of Iceland over the past few days, although bad weather has made it heavy going at times for the fleet.
Results of the ISSSNS joint pelagic survey carried out by Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands from 30th of June to 6th August have been released, and indicate a drop in the mackerel population, with the densest concentrations observed in the Norwegian Sea.
ICES has provided its advice to the European Commission (EC) to set the fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2019. Despite fishermen’s full compliance with the quotas proposed, a growing stock biomass and fishing pressure in line with scientific advice, the prospects for some stocks are not promising – including herring.
ICES has issued a recommendation for next year’s North Sea herring quota to be set at 311,572 tonnes, roughly half of this year’s 600,588 tonne quota.