The proposal defines the total allowable catches levels (TACs) for several species in this sea basin such as herring, plaice and sprat species as well as cod and salmon for which EFTTA had shared recommendations with policy-makers concerning recreational and commercial fishing opportunities.
For Baltic cod, no more than one specimen may be retained per recreational fisher per day in subdivisions 22 and 23, and in subdivision 24 within six nautical miles measured from the baselines (Western Baltic cod). This is in line with the EAA members’ recommendations to contribute to the recovery of the stock while preserving some fishing opportunities for recreational fishers. A closure is proposed between 15 January to 31 March for recreational fisheries in these areas.
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