Baltic Sea fisheries workshop, 24 October 2019, Rostock

A first thematic workshop on fisheries was held at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) office in Rostock. Representatives from fisheries administration, research and industry from Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern reaffirmed the demand for greater spatial consideration of fisheries, but also of fisheries research, in the spatial plan for the Baltic Sea, and for the possibility of fishing at the edge and within offshore wind farms, or being able to carry out investigations as part of research projects. The economic framework conditions for Baltic Sea fisheries are said to be poor, in particular due to the further reduction in fishing quotas for herring and cod, and fishing grounds are lost not only to offshore wind farms but also to future fisheries management measures in the nature reserves in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).