Cod stock in the Baltic Sea, contrary to forecasts is growing slowly

Baltic Sea cod stock continues to grow, but more slowly than previously forecast, the press service of the Agrarian University in Sweden, with reference to the annual report of the working group on stock assessment of Baltic fish (WGBFAS).

Expert analysis shows that despite the fact that in recent years, fishing was carried out with the advice of the EU Commission, the population of cod in the period from 2010 to 2011 increased minimally. Almost all of the cod stocks are concentrated in the south-western part of the Baltic Sea. In 80 years, Experts say the fish can be seen everywhere in the Baltic Sea.

Publishing the results of their observations, the scientists have concluded that at historically low levels and continue to cod stocks in the Kattegat, located between Sweden and Denmark and from the north and the Baltic Sea. No signs of improvement — population growth, scientists still do not celebrate.

Experts also believe that the low level of the remaining stocks of herring in the Baltic Proper. But its a lot, according to observations of scientists, in the Gulf of Bothnia.

Relatively high the last ten years is called experts sprat stocks.

Experts Working Group on stock assessment of Baltic fish are in Copenhagen every spring and it includes scientists from all countries around the Baltic Sea. The group is chaired Swedish Agricultural University researcher Michele Casini.

Calculations of annually in the report of the International soveta Exploration of the Sea (ICES), coordinating marine research in the North Atlantic. This report, with recommendations of scientists on quotas for fishing presented annually at the beginning of June, the EU Commission.

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) coordinates and promotes marine research on oceanography, the marine environment and marine ecosystems, as well as on marine living resources in the North Atlantic. Board members are 20 countries located off the coast of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea. The headquarters of the Board since 1902, is based in Copenhagen.

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