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Fisheries Policy | 15 June 2022

Joint NGO recommendations on the setting of Baltic fishing opportunities for 2021
Fisheries Policy
Fisheries & Seafood

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Joint NGO recommendations on the setting of Baltic fishing opportunities for 2021

These joint NGO recommendations to EU fisheries ministers were co-signed by 9 NGOs (ClientEarth, Coalition Clean Baltic, Danmarks Naturfredningsforening, Our Fish, Oceana, Suomen luonnonsuojeluliitto (Finnish Association for Nature Conservation), Seas At Risk, The Fisheries Secretariat and WWF). In this document, we jointly call on EU fisheries ministers to set Baltic fishing opportunities for 2021 in line with the requirements and objectives of the CFP, in order to restore and maintain fish populations above biomass levels capable of producing the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). We provide clear recommendations regarding

  • the setting of Total Allowable Catches (TACs) for 2021,
  • the conservation and restoration particularly of vulnerable depleted stocks such as eastern and western Baltic cod and Western Baltic herring, 
  • the correct implementation of the landing obligation, and
  • improvements of the transparency of the TAC-setting process.

The document contains detailed recommendations and background information on all Baltic stocks subject to TACs.

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Find other files produced or co-signed by ClientEarth related to the annual negotiations on fishing opportunities from 2015 onwards here.