“Do we have a future in Bornholm?” That is the question being asked by the fishing fleet of Bornholm whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the closure of the Baltic Sea Cod fisheries.
The Danish Fisheries Authority has selected the Hvide Sande Shipyard to build the board’s new fishery control ship called “New West Coast”.
The Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO) has launched an ‘Open Consultation Document for the Development of a Commercial Fishing Apprenticeship Standard’.
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.