Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

Group on Ecosystem-based sustainable fisheries

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.


For more Information, please contact:

​Chair of Fish group

Ms. Marianne Goffeng Raakil
Deputy Director
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)


Ms. Katarzyna Kaminska
Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Poland
+48 22 623 2099

HELCOM Secretariat

Mr. Markus Helavuori
Professional Secretary
(Maritime, Response, Fish)
+358 40 162 6520