The BS RAC, the Swedish Ministry of Agriculture and the European Economic and Social Committee are jointly holding a conference called: "Baltic Sea Fisheries: Lessons Learned and Future Perspectives." It will take place on 1st – 2nd October, and will take place at the Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden on the outskirts of Stockholm. The aim of the conference is to give focus to issues facing the Baltic - especially at a time when discussions on the reform of the CFP will be well underway. The Swedish Ministry of Agriculture and the European Economic and Social Committee are supporting the costs towards this conference.
Ministers from around the Baltic, and the Commissioner for DG Mare Joe Borg have been invited to the conference. They are encouraged to set aside the first half day to discuss the future of fisheries and the environment of the Baltic Sea. Commissioner Joe Borg has accepted to present a view from the Commission on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and the challenges it presents for the Baltic Sea and for the BS RAC. Mr Plocke has accepted to step up to the podium and give his personal reflections on the future perspectives for the Baltic Sea fishery and the environment. Eva Kjer Hansen, Danish minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, will also address the conference.