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New report exposes high discards of cod in the Baltic Sea

A report was recently published by the organization Our Fish, which shows that fishermen in the Baltic Sea throw millions of cod in the sea annually, even though this is forbidden in the EU. The control and enforcement of the discard ban is almost nonexistent in the Baltic Sea.

- By failing to properly implement the discard ban in the Baltic Sea, EU governments are jeopardising the sustainability of fish stocks, undermining scientific advice, and perpetuating a waste of valuable resources. Not only does this limit the economic prosperity of the fishing industry, it exposes the EU seafood supply chain to unprecedented levels of illegal behaviour, said Our Fish Programme Director Rebecca Hubbard.

Read the full report here.

Read the press release from Our Fish here.