Temporary Stop for Cod Fishing

The Swedish Board of Fisheries has called for a temporary ban on cod fishing in the waters of Kattegatt and Skagerrak as of May 19th.

The step is necessary as yearly fishing quotas in the affected areas already seem to have been reached. During the temporary ban, the Board of Fisheries wants to calculate the exact amount of cod that has been fished since the beginning of this year.

Previous reports have shown that cod stocks are declining significantly in Swedish waters.