Anchored gillnets, Fyke, Gillnets
In Estonia, the common bream is a target species that is actively fished. Common bream stocks in these lakes have been increasing in recent years due to eutrophication, which is beneficial for this species. The fish species is also underfished.
In Estonian lakes, fykes and anchored gillnets are used. There is little bycatch of endangered species in Estonia.
Fishing in Lake Peipus is well regulated. Estonia and Russia agree on a quota that is determined by scientists from both countries, and this quota has been underutilised in recent years, which has led to an improvement in common bream stocks.
In Lake Võrtsjärv, common bream fishing is regulated by a limit on the number of fishing gears, fishing days and mesh size. Control is less well regulated, but here too the common bream stock remains underutelised.