Fish and fisheries

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Our research about fish and fisheries

Fish and fisheries in a ecosystem perspective is a focus for our fish experts. At the Baltic Sea Centre a project that gathers leading fish researchers to develop a system for ecosystem based management and advice for assessing the Baltic Sea fish stock is underway. Another theme is linked to top-predators in coastal areas, and aims at understanding the connections between vegetation in shallow bays and predatory fish. The results are expected to provide guidelines for management leading to more coastal fish.

Research area goals:

Support the development towards more ecosystem-based fisheries management by developing and synthesizing knowledge about: 

  1. the ecology and dynamics of the exploited fish stocks and interactions with other parts of the ecosystem
  2. human impact other than professional fishing affecting the Baltic's fish stocks

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Our news about fish and fisheries

  • Web survey about Decision Support Tools 2019-03-18 Do you have experience of Decision Support Tools? Or do you need tools to support your decision making when it comes to the Baltic Sea? Please help us out by answering the BONUS DESTONY web survey!
  • Ankare på botten i en grund vik. Foto: Joakim Hansen Fish habitats degraded by recreational boating 2018-10-03 In a new scientific article, researchers show that small boat marinas have a clear impact on the vegetation on the seabed. The study also shows that this vegetation is very important for recruitment of several coastal fish species, including perch and pike.
  • Borstnate About the project Plant-Fish 2018-10-03 The Baltic Sea Centre has been part of the project Plant-Fish since 2014, which has examined the functional role of vegetation and predatory fish in shallow Baltic Sea bays. Now results are coming in.
  • Photo: Marcus C Öhman/Azote Popular seminar about the Baltic Sea underwater soundscape 2017-10-25 The research on underwater sounds and what impacts human induced sounds have on marine ecosystems is a new and unexplored field. Yet it is an important dimension that affects the marine life.
  • Grow dense, make sense? Diving inventory Grow dense, make sense? 2016-10-14 A Baltic Bridge project to investigate the role of drift algae, aquatic plant density and traits for secondary production and shelter from predation.
  • Baltic Seminar on fish in human hands 2016-05-16 Our third Baltic Seminar had the focus on effects on fish: from key processes in coastal habitats to the influence by global actors. Two keynotes, Johan Eklöf (DEEP) and Henrik Österblom (SRC), gave inspirational presentations and then a panel talk with discussions ended the seminar before our customary Baltic Bar started.

Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre ...

... conducts research to support the management of the Baltic Sea, transmits useful scientific knowledge to the right place in society and provide essential infrastructure for marine monitoring, research and education.

Scientific leader:

Christoph Humborg

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We offer resources ...

The Baltic Centre provide, develop and maintain expensive physical and financial resources for marine research.

... and convey useful knowledge

Another important task is to make research results and information available for those who work with management as well as and other interested parties.