The dioxin problem of Baltic Sea fish reflected in BONUS Blog

Doctoral students Mia Pihlajamäki and Suvi Ignatius reflect the dioxin problem of Baltic Sea fish in BONUS GOHERR Blog. Mia analyzes the implications of EU dioxin regulation to Baltic herring industry. Suvi explores how different Baltic Sea countries deal with the uncertainty related to the dioxin content of Baltic fish and its implications to public health.

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Stakeholder workshop on the dioxin problem of Baltic herring

A stakeholder workshop focusing on the dioxin problem of Baltic herring will be organized on 16th and 17th of February 2016 in Copenhagen. The workshop will include the following thematic sessions:

1. Long-term prospects of Baltic herring fishing and changes in global market

2. Implications of dioxin to herring fishing sector

3. Perceptions of dioxin risk as a public health problem

4. Dioxin and other factors affecting herring consumption at present and in the future.

A detailed agenda for the workshop will be announced in January.

The dioxin problem of Baltic herring will be addressed in a stakeholder workshop

International stakeholder workshop, which aims to explore and discuss the dioxin problem of Baltic herring, will be organized on 16th and 17th of February 2016 in Copenhagen. The following themes will be addressed:

1. Long-term prospects of Baltic herring fishing and changes in global market

2. Implications of dioxin to herring fishing sector

3. Perceptions of dioxin risk as a public health problem

4. Dioxin and other factors affecting consumers’ fish eating habits at present and in the future

Stakeholders representing herring fishing industry, dioxin and public health experts, environmental NGOs, consumer organizations, policy makers, and herring researchers are personally invited to participate in the workshop.