Current management practices in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat endanger long term sustainability of fisheries | In Deep Water |

Oceana today released a report on the disappointing state of the fisheries management in the Baltic Sea. The report exposes a number of unsustainable fishing practices, both legal and illegal, that persist despite the ongoing efforts to achieve a thriving and sustainable fishing industry in the region. The international marine conservation organization says that many of the current measures are inadequate to ensure the long term viability of the sector and the marine environment. In fact, 80% of commercially caught stocks in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat lack basic management plans.