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Fishing quota agreement for the Baltic Sea

Fishing in the Baltic Sea 2022

At the October meeting of the European Union Council of Agriculture and Fisheries, annual talks will be held on whether fishing levels in the Baltic Sea will be allowed next year.

After lengthy discussions, an agreement was finally reached.

The agreement is that fishing opportunities will decrease in 2022 compared to 2021. This applies to fishing for coat and herring above all else. The ban on targeted cod fishing in the western Baltic Sea has been introduced and the current ban on cod fishing in the East has been extended. Only unavoidable by-catches are allowed.

Herring fishing is declining due to stops in the western Baltic Sea and sinking in the central Baltic Sea.

Salmon fishing was banned south of the Aland Sea. Continuous control of play-off periods and recreational fishing for summers.

This decision is expected to have a negative impact on Swedish coastal fishing, coastal communities and fish processing companies in all member states around the Baltic Sea.

Overall, the agreement is expected to reduce Sweden’s total fishing opportunities, but at the same time the government has asked for some exceptions to mitigate the effects on small – scale coastal fishing and affected local processing companies.

The water was shared with Great Britain, Norway and other coastal states

The member states provided their views on the forthcoming talks between European countries, the United Kingdom and Norway on the catchment of water in the public water.

The European Union holds annual joint negotiations with Norway on joint stock fishing in the North Sea and Skjராகrk. Brexit means that from 2021 most of the species in the North Sea will be shared between the European Union, Norway and the United Kingdom. The discussions between the EU countries are an important preparation for the talks between the three parties.

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The first day of the meeting was devoted to fishing and the second day was dedicated to many issues in the field of agriculture and forestry.

Secretary of State Per Kalenberg representing Sweden in Luxembourg.