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Development of ecosystem-based management of fish and fisheries in Sweden
by Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) (Government)
Sweden commits to further develop ecosystem-based management of fish and fisheries in Sweden as an integral part of achieving sustainable fisheries. As a first step the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management has been commissioned by the government to develop a strategy for how ecosystem based management of fish and fisheries can be developed to form an integrated part in achieving the aims for marine and water management.

The strategy shall consider cost implications of developing ecosystem based management and shall highlight the effects of climate change on fisheries management. The strategy shall be developed in dialogue with the Swedish Board of Agriculture (government agency), the Swedish County Administrative Boards and affected stakeholders. SwAM will report on the progress of development and implementation of the strategy on an annual basis. The strategy is expected to be reviewed regularly to enable adaptive management.

Ocean basins targeted by this commitment: Swedish waters in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea.
Progress reports
14.1
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 POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Other (please specify): Ghost fishing and litter from fisheries
14.2
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
  • Other (please specify): Minimizing effects of fisheries on marine ecosystems
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Effects of climate change on fisheries
14.4
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)
07/2018
National strategy for the development of ecosystem based management of fish and fisheries
12/2019
Annual reporting on the development and implementation of the strategy for ecosystem based management of fish and fisheries in Sweden
Other, please specify
Remains to be defined
Basic information
Time-frame: 01/2016 - -
Partners
The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (government agency) in dialogue with the Swedish Board of Agriculture (government agency), the Swedish County Administrative Boards and affected stakeholders.
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (government agency) in dialogue with the Swedish Board of Agriculture (government agency), the Swedish County Administrative Boards and affected stakeholders.
Contact information
Ulrika Gunnartz, Senior Analyst, SwAM , ulrika.gunnartz@havochvatten.se , +46 (0)10-6986058
Gothenburg, Sweden
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