Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Group on Ecosystem-based sustainable fisheries (Fish Group)

The Fish Group deals with fisheries in relation to the implementation of the ecosystem approach. Moreover, the group works on finding solutions about how the fisheries sector could further contribute to reaching Good Environmental Status of the Baltic Sea.

The Fish Group involves 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 areas

Meetings of the Fish Group

Upcoming HELCOM meetings

Past Fish Group meetings


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Marianne Goffeng Raakil

Chair of Fish WG
Marianne Goffeng Raakil
Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Division for Fisheries, Game Management and Reindeer Husbandry (Sweden)
+46 70 211 51 76 (cell)
+46 8 405 40 07 (office)

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Katarzyna Kaminska

Vice-chair of Fish WG
Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Poland
+48 22 623 2099

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Markus Helavuori

Professional Secretary

HELCOM Secretariat
+358 40 162 6520

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