Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Management of Fisheries

All Baltic coastal states, apart from Russia, are members of the European Union and their fisheries activities are being regulated by the EU Common Fish​eries Policy (CFP), that has recently been reformed. In 2009, EU and Russia agreed on cooperation in fisheries and the marine conservation in the Baltic Sea1.​

Until year 2005, the Baltic fish resources were managed by the International Baltic Sea Fisheries Commission (IBSFC), founded in 1974 on the basis of the Gdansk Convention signed by the Baltic countries in 1973. The IBSFC was closed down in 2007.

Read more about the management of Baltic Sea fisheries under:

Agreement between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in fisheries and the conservation of the living marine resources in the Baltic Sea. Official Journal of the European Union L129: 2-7.