Baltic sea Demersal fisheries

Case Study Leader: Leyre Goti (Johann Heinrich von Thuenen-Institute)

Other participants: CAU, UCPH-FOI, DTU-Aqua

Relevant Regional Advisory Council (RAC): Baltic Sea RAC

Summary:

Fishing in the western Baltic Sea is mainly performed by small and medium sized vessels operated from local communities and thus dependent on local resources with limited possibilities to reallocate effort to other areas. The Baltic Sea Case Study will discuss governance issues in relation to area based management measures and increasing complex regulations to reduce negative impacts of fishing on the ecosystem.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.