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Establishing regional plans for aquaculture in Estonian marine areas
by Ministry of the Environment (Government)
Aquaculture is an essential alternative in implementing the blue economy principles and achieving the relevant objectives. At the same time aquaculture is an important source of pollution. In order to support the blue economy activities related to the aquaculture must be environmentally safe and ecomonically feasible. In order to ensure that regional differences in environmental conditions and traditional economic activities will be considerd and most suitable options to practice environmentally safe aquaculture will be proposed. These options, reccommendation and guidance will be established in a form of a regional plan for aquacultura in different Estonian marine regions.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): To combat exessive nutrients from aquaculture
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Transfer of fishing technology
December 2020
Regional aquaculture plans for Estonian marine areas
Financing (in USD)
250,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Public consultations, involvment of the fisheries sector
Staff / Technical expertise
Research, technical studies
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2020
Ministry of Rural Development, National Environmental Board, Ministry of Finance (regional planning).
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Rene Reisner, Head of the Marine Environment Department, rene.reisner@envir.ee, +3726262855
Tallinn, Estonia
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