"the Debaters: fishing Quotas within the EU does not take into account the research"
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"the DEBATE. You would empty a bank account that gave 100 per cent interest? Probably not. Yet the Baltic sea countries within the framework of the EU's fisheries policy manages the most critically endangered stocks of cod in the Baltic sea. "
"Cod in the Baltic sea is on the verge of collapse. Forty years ago, you could fish 350 000 tonnes of cod per year, but as of today we are down to perhaps a twentieth, and at the same time is fiskindividerna so small and in such poor condition that they usually are not good enough to take the fillets off. "
"One cause of the cod is small is likely to bottom trawling, which leads to larger individuals are caught and a genetic selection leads to cod is becoming less and less. When fishing pressure also is too hard have no time for individuals to grow large enough to be able to eat herring and other cod but ends up with too many small individuals in the malnourished competition for easier food sources. "
"the Collapse of the baltic cod, there is a risk that it will never come back. The rich cod stocks of the canadian New Foundland collapsed in the 70s and has still not come back. For baltic cod it would be even more difficult because the Baltic sea is an inland sea with lower salinity and low organic exchange with the oceans of the world."
"Despite this critical situation, the EU's council of ministers last autumn to almost double the catch quotas. This despite the fact that forskarrådet ICES, which has a central role in the EU's fisheries policy, both recommended a lower quota and urged caution on the basis that the ecology of the Baltic in general is difficult to assess at the present time. "
"Many environmental picture is that the negotiation of quotas within the EU's new fisheries policy is still characterized by too much tug of war between the countries and for the small consideration to the recommendations of scientists and the precautionary principle. "
"the Blame for this rests heavier on some countries than on others. For example, Poland's fisheries policy has become more short term and less focused on the long-term sustainability in the current right-wing populist government. But while Swedish policies have a holistic approach and perseverance. "
"this Decision shows how weak the political leadership around the Östersjöfrågorna is. There is every reason for Sweden as a country to be self-critical here. Although our official ambitions higher than some other countries, but it is also clear that the focus is missing in, for example, the fisheries policy. But this lack of focus also applies to the EU's common work."
"the Baltic environment and fisheries can be saved, and the EU is the right place to do it. Almost the whole of the Baltic sea shoreline consists of the EU countries, with St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad as the only exception. This, however, requires changes in how the EU works with the issues. "
"it is actually better to refrain baltic cod in the nets and on the dinner plates a few years, than to for ever destroying one of northern Europe's finest natural resources and smakligaste food."
"nGustav Hemming, Skärgårdsregionråd in the Region of Stockholm and bachelor #4 to the european Parliament, (C)nErik Ciardi, candidate #14 to the european Parliament (C)."
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