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While Tacitus called it Mare Suebicum after the Suebi people, the first to name it also as the Baltic Sea (Mare Balticum) was eleventh century German chronicler Adam of Bremen. The origin of the latter name is speculative. It might be connected to the Germanic word belt, a name used for two of the Danish straits, the Belts, while others claim it to be derived from Latin balteus (belt). (source Wikipedia)

BSRAC workshop on discards

This will be a two-day workshop to look at discards in the cod fishery in the Baltic All information will be uploaded on the BSRAC website here:

Start date: 09/02/2011 - 12:00
Last update: 23/01/15

BSRAC Executive Committee 19th January 2011

All information on this meeting will be uploaded on this site here:

Start date: 19/01/2010 - 09:00
Last update: 23/01/15

Kick-off Conference of the BONUS Forum of Sector Research

Hotel CLARION, Paadi 5, 10151 Tallinn, Estonia

Start date: 12/10/2010 - 08:00
Last update: 23/06/10

Study 2008-11 lot 3: Study on the remuneration of spawning stock biomass

Establishing an analytical approach to estimate potential resource rents for different types of EU fisheries. Comparison of  the current and potential resource rents for the selected fleets. Why this study?

Last update: 06/04/11

Study 2007-03 lot 6 Data analysis to support the development of a Baltic Salmon Action Plan

The International Baltic Sea Fish Commission’s Salmon Action Plan has since 1997 been in place to manage salmon in the Baltic Sea. With the EU membership of more Baltic States it was time to have a good look at the functioning of this Salmon Action Plan.

Last update: 05/04/11

Study 2006-15 lot 9: Improved methodology for Cod age estimation

Assessing the Eastern Baltic Cod stock is difficult. One of the reasons is the problem of correct age-determination. This leads to problems with the catch-at-age and abundance indices of the surveys at sea.    Why this study?

Last update: 05/04/11

Study 2006-15 lot 8: Joint data collection between the fishing sector and the scientific community in the Baltic Sea

Using information collected by the fishing industry in the production of scientific advice can be a cost effective way to improve the quality of data while strengthening cooperation between scientists and fishermen.   Why this study?

Last update: 05/04/11

Study 2006-15 lot 5: Recuperation of fishing nets lost or abandoned at sea

  Large-scale recovery campaigns of lost or abandoned fishing nets will be organized and as much as possible will ghost nets be recovered. Focus is on deep sea areas. Main objective is to estimate the quantity of ghost nets on the seabed.   Why this study?

Last update: 20/11/11

Study 2006-15 lot 3: Evaluation of the pilot effort regime in the Kattegat

    A biological and socioeconomic impact assessment of the effects of a proposed management experiment: to suspend all quotas in the Kattegat in favour of an effort management regime.   Why this study?

Last update: 05/04/11

BS RAC Working Groups, Hamburg 8th and 9th June 2010

The aim of these working groups is to consider the ICES advice of Baltic stocks for 2011 and to draft recommendations for the ExCom meeting on 6th July. Also to work on the Commission's Policy Statemetn on fishing opportunities. Link to BS RAC website here:

Start date: 08/06/2010 - 15:00
Last update: 23/01/15


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