The EU is to minimize the cod fishing and catches in the Baltic Sea. The member country representatives agreed the new regulation in their meetings in Luxembourg last week. According to the new regulation, the cod catches should be minimised 60 % to 3806 tonnes from the beginning of next year.
The new fishing regulations is due to overfishing globally and cod is becoming also much rare due to climate change and due to the biodiversity changes in the Baltic Sea. The fishing of lax was kept at the same level as year before.