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New requirements for fishing in Baltic Sea

New requirements for fishing in Baltic Sea

The Council of the EU had agreed on 15 October on 2020's total allowable catches and EU states’ quotas for the ten most commercially important fish stocks in the Baltic Sea.

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Under the Common Fisheries Policy, the EU must set TACs on sustainable levels and in line with scientific advice by 2020 at the latest. This means that this year’s Fisheries Council negotiations are the last chance to fulfill this legal requirement and end overfishing.

The new proposal aims to address the economic impact of the closure and help those fisher workers who will be hit the hardest. 

Because of the exceptionally fragile state of the Baltic Sea ecosystem, the commission wants to strengthen control and data collection in the area of Baltic Sea.

Maritime Business World 

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