Recreational fishing in Baltic region

Recreational fishing is a very large sector in the Baltic region to consider both from a value point of view as well as potential impacts. Around 10 percent of the population in the catchment enjoy spending time at or on the water and these citizens are important stakeholders and bearers of responsibility for our waters, inland as well as on the coast and at sea. CCB has made a report of the recreational fishing sector in the Baltic region to create an overview of facts, data, regulations in place as well as recommendations for managers to consider. Catches of species targeted such sea trout and salmon are substantial and in the case of the critically endangered eel, CCB demands that fishing must be closed. Read the full report here