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Fisheries Policy | 15 June 2022

Joint NGO recommendations on the setting of Baltic fishing opportunities for 2023
Fisheries Policy
Fisheries & Seafood

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Joint NGO recommendations on the setting of Baltic fishing opportunities for 2023

These joint NGO recommendations to EU fisheries ministers were co-signed by 17 NGOs (BUND, Coalition Clean Baltic, ClientEarth, Danmarks Naturfredningsforening, Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF), Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, FishSec, Fundacja WWF Polska, Greenpeace, Lithuanian Fund for Nature, Oceana, Our Fish, Pasaules Dabas Fonds (associated partner to WWF), Polish Ecological Club, Seas At Risk, WWF. In this document, we jointly call on EU fisheries ministers to set Baltic fishing opportunities for 2023 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 2023,
  • 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.