The BSAC is in the process of discussing the Future of the Common Fisheries Policy with the aim of providing input to the Commission, which will report on the functioning of the CFP by the end of 2022. This work began already in 2020 and it was agreed to continue in three focused sessions.
This third session has been held online the 09 February 2021 from 10am until 3pm CET. The aim was to deal with scientific advice, the landing obligation, MSY, and overall management.
Nils Höglund, CCB’s Policy Officer, attended the meeting.
What is the BSAC?
The Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC) was set up in March 2006 after a decision by the EU to create so-called Regional Advisory Councils in the fisheries sector (Council Decision 2004/585/EC). The main aim of the BSAC is to prepare and provide advice on the management of Baltic Sea fisheries in order to achieve a successful running of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy. To know more about it.