(Source: European Commission)
Eastern Baltic cod
Why is the Commission not proposing more catches for Eastern Baltic cod compared to 2021?
Despite measures of recent years, scientists estimate that the condition of the stock has not improved. They therefore advise a continued stop for all catches of Eastern Baltic cod for 2022. The Commission hence proposes to maintain for 2022 the existing rules and the total allowable catch (TAC) level.
When scientists found in 2019 that the stock was in a worse state than previously expected, the Commission adopted emergency measures prohibiting fishing for cod in the most concerned areas …