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…
Steaming home with 370 tonnes on board, skipper Hjalmer Kristensen on the Susanita L-228 says that the sea is alive with fish and the quota has been set far too…
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.
The Finnish Fishermen's Association has entered the Baltic herring and sprat fishery into full assessment to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Fisheries Standard. The fishery represents more than 90% Finland’s marine catch and is the first Finnish fishery to enter MSC assessment.
The EU Commission has proposed fishing opportunities for the Black Sea for 2017, which affect Romania and Bulgaria as the only EU nations with Black Sea coastlines.
There has been some heavy fishing on herring in Norwegian waters, with 18,000 tonnes reported last week.
The European Commission has set out proposals for Baltic fisheries for 2017, with a big increase in plaice, increases in sprat and some herring fisheries, but no decisions on western or eastern Baltic cod for next year.
The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SaWM) closed fishing for herring and sprat in the northern Baltic last month, but has opened the fishery for Gulf of Bothnia by allocating individual quotas for vessels of 15 metres and over, announced Marie Ingerup of the Department for Fisheries Management.
Danish industrial trawler Lonny Hedwig has been rigged with a pair of Thyborøn Trawldoor’s type 21VF Flipper doors, incorporating slots that can be opened and closed as required to adjust the surface area of the doors