EU Commission bans Baltic Sea eel fishing, while increasing quotas for herring and salmon

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The European Commission proposes a decrease for the Baltic fishing opportunities by 7% compared to 2017, offering a highly differentiated proposal by the type of fishery for 2018.

The proposal, which is a part of a long-term approach, aims to adjust and maintain the level of fishing at long-term sustainable levels, ensuring a stable fishing pressure, higher quotas and hence an improved income for fishermen and their families.

Ells 1aDecisions taken on the Baltic fishing opportunities over the past years have already succeeded in an increase of the biomass for pelagic stocks by 50% between 2012 and 2016, and in rebalancing fishing capacity and fishing…

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