Does flexibility in fisheries management equal overfishing?
ICES square in the Baltic scope area. (Photo: Stockfile/FIS)
Next week sees the EU decide the Baltic quotas for next year and Baltic Sea member states seem to be very reluctant to implement a regional eel fishing ban, if they are to do it they would like an EU wide eel fishing ban.
This is also the intention of the EU Commission, commissioner Karmenu Vella explained to Director Fisheries Secretariat Ian Isakson during the recent Our Ocean conference in Valletta, Malta.
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