The European Commission has announced the release of funding of approximately 45 million DKK (€6million) to Denmark but have ordered the Member State to use it on fisheries control.
The Danish Fisheries Authority have stopped the possibility of fishing vessels operating in two seperate management areas on the same fishing trip.
It has been estimated that the seal population in the Baltic Sea is somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 according to Thomas Thomsen, chairman of the Bornholm and Christiansø Fisheries Association.
The Danish Fisheries Association hopes that in the coming week, a few more nephrops can be caught by the fleet as COVID-19 restricitions are lifted and markets reopen.
The Danish Fisheries Agency’s decision to install camera onboard bottom trawlers in the Kattegat has been met with strong objections from those involved in the industry.
The Danish Fisheries Association has hit out at the Danish Fisheries Agency for the installation of remote electronic monitoring cameras (REM) onboard fifteen fishing vessels.