Baltic salmon included in JDP

18-09-2012

 

The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) has now included Baltic salmon stocks in the joint deployment plan (JDP) in the Baltic Sea, in line with the control and inspection programme for cod stocks.

Recent advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) suggests that a significant part of catches from the Baltic salmon fishery may be misreported, which may have serious negative impact on the status of the stock.

The EFCA will coordinate the deployment of control and inspection by mixed teams of inspectors of different nationalities, and the exchange of information in real time between Member States competent authorities.

“In general, the JDP for cod socks in the Baltic Sea has resulted in enhanced cooperation between Member States, not only at sea or in ports but also on a managerial level. Knowledge has been extensively exchanged and inspectors are now fully aware of existing similarities and differences related to inspection work. With the addition of the control of salmon in this area we are taking the experience to the next level improving the efficiency of the JDP,” said Pascal Savouret, executive director of the EFCA.