Dave Keating, European Voice
Herring quota in 2013 raised, but quotas for cod and salmon have been lowered.
Total allowable catches (TAC) for sprat, herring and plaice in the Baltic Sea can be raised, the European Commission said today (17 August), because the number of stocks managed at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) is likely increasing, and could move from three to six in 2013.
However in its proposal for fishing quotas in the Baltic in 2013 the Commission has also lowered some TACs for other Baltic species. Cod and salmon have had their levels reduced by 9% and 11% respectively.
Commission raises Baltic fishing quotas