Europe: The Twenty-seven agree to reduce the catch limit for herring and cod in the Baltic Sea
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Published Oct 25, 2023
The Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries of the European Union have agreed to set total allowable catch (TAC) limits for certain fish species in the Baltic Sea, focusing on by-catch species such as western herring, eastern cod, and western cod. They have also implemented measures to address environmental concerns and support the preservation and rebuilding of fish stocks in the region. Additionally, restrictions have been placed on recreational salmon fishing, limiting anglers to retaining only one adipose fin-clipped salmon per day.
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Restricts recreational salmon fishing to a minimum and prohibits cod fishing BRUSSELS, Oct. 24 (EUROPA PRESS) - The Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries of the European Union agreed this Tuesday in Luxembourg to continue setting a total allowable catch (TAC) for by-catches only of western herring, eastern cod and western cod in the Baltic Sea. "The agreement reached today demonstrates that we are committed to taking action to address environmental concerns and help rebuild and preserve Baltic fish stocks, but also shows our commitment to the fishing community," stressed the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Acting food, Luis Planas, who led the meeting within the framework of the Spanish presidency of the Council. In the case of Gulf of Bothnia herring and central herring, to take into account low biomass levels and allow stocks to recover, the Council also reduced the TACs by 31% and 43% respectively. For its part, the TAC for salmon in the Gulf of Finland ...