Quota boost for Baltic demersal fisheries

Quota increases are proposed for next year for some Baltic stocks, including both western and eastern plaice and western Baltic cod, but reductions are proposed for some stocks, including western herring. The EU Commission’s proposals also include increases in Gulf of Riga herring and Main Basin salmon quotas. Reductions are recommended for the remaining stocks covered by the proposal.

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Innovative Dutch rulebreaker

The new Immanuel MDV-1 breaks plenty of the accepted rules of how a fishing vessel should look. It was built in a little over a year as a co-operative project by the Padmos and Hoekman shipyards and delivered last summer to Urk owners Klaas Kramer and Hendrik Romkes.

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