The Fish group deals with fisheries in relation to the implementation of the ecosystem-based approach. Moreover, the group will respond to the need to find solutions on how the sector could further contribute to reaching the Good Environmental Status of the Baltic Sea by 2021.
The group will involve representatives from fisheries and environment authorities of the Baltic Sea countries, as well as EU, and HELCOM observers and others as appropriate.
By adopting the Baltic Sea Action Plan, the HELCOM Contracting Parties recommended that all fisheries management should be developed and implemented based on the ecosystem approach in order to enhance the balance between sustainable use and protection of natural marine resources.
HELCOM established the Baltic Fisheries and Environmental Forum in 2008, replaced by the Group on Ecosystem-based Sustainable Fisheries in 2014.
Action area: Fisheries
Action area: Species and habitats/Fish communities
Publications related to fish and fisheries