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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
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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