The Fish Production Potential of the Baltic Sea

A New General Approach for Optimizing Fish Quota Including a Holistic Management Plan Based on Ecosystem Modelling

  • Lars Håkanson
  • Henrik Ragnarsson Stabo
  • Andreas C. Bryhn

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Engineering book sub series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lars Håkanson, Henrik Ragnarsson Stabo, Andreas C. Bryhn
    Pages 1-19
  3. Lars Håkanson, Henrik Ragnarsson Stabo, Andreas C. Bryhn
    Pages 21-130
  4. Lars Håkanson, Henrik Ragnarsson Stabo, Andreas C. Bryhn
    Pages 131-177
  5. Lars Håkanson, Henrik Ragnarsson Stabo, Andreas C. Bryhn
    Pages 179-271
  6. Lars Håkanson, Henrik Ragnarsson Stabo, Andreas C. Bryhn
    Pages 273-341
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 343-396

About this book

Introduction

It presents a new approach to set fish quota based on holistic ecosystem modeling (the CoastWeb-model) and also a plan to optimize a sustainable management of the Baltic Sea including a cost-benefit analysis. This plan accounts for the production of prey and predatory fish under different environmental conditions, professional fishing, recreational fishing and fish cage farm production plus an analysis of associated economic values. Several scenarios and remedial strategies for Baltic Sea management are discussed and an "optimal" strategy motivated and presented, which challenges the HELCOM strategy that was accepted by the Baltic States in November 2007. The strategy advocated in this book would create more than 7000 new jobs, the total value of the fish production would be about 930 million euro per year plus 1000 million euro per year related to the willingness-to-pay to combat the present conditions in the Baltic Sea. Our strategy would cost about 370 million euro whereas the HELCOM strategy would cost about 3100 million euro per year. The "optimal" strategy is based on a defined goal - that the water clarity in the Gulf of Finland should return to what it was 100 years ago.

Keywords

Aquatic Foodweb Eutrophication Fish Production Potential Fish Quota Fishing Recreational fishing The Baltic Sea ecosystem environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Lars Håkanson
    • 1
  • Henrik Ragnarsson Stabo
    • 2
  • Andreas C. Bryhn
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Earth SciencesUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Dept. Earth SciencesUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Dept. Earth SciencesUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11562-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11561-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11562-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
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