Local fishing industries fall victim to commercial marine trading indifference.- Overfishing increasingly threatens the world's marine ecosystems and relatively little attention is paid to the expanding depletion of harvested resources. Marine areas rich in valuable fish stocks are not being sufficiently protected either by local government or by international regulations.These are the key findings from research conducted by centre researchers Henrik Österblom and Beatrice Crona, with colleagues. In their Science article Globalisation — Roving bandits and Marine Resources, they describe how market demands put a growing strain on local marine resources.
Updated EMEP module of the Nest system provides an access to the emission data at the EMEP Centre on Emission Inventories and Projections (CEIP) hosted by the Austrian Environment Agency ( New compilation of the EMEP modelled depositions is also available (
Fisheries management and environmental conditions; win-win for Baltic Cod
Gabriella Lindholm was recently appointed the new ambassador of the marine environment, starting her work within The Ministry of the Environment in late September.The marine environment, together with issues on climate, is a highly prioritized area in the environmental politics of the Government. An additional 665 SEK have been allocated, focusing e.g. on investments in the future management of predatory animals, the application of shore protection and regulatory reform. These investments are part of a powerful agenda on marine environment policy, focusing on improving the marine environment of the Baltic Sea, as well as the Skagerrak and Kattegat.Together with climate, the marine environment will be in focus during Sweden´s EU Presidency, with Sweden taking on a leading role in the regional and international work on saving our seas.
Baltic Nest Institute, Stockholm, September 22 and 23, 2008
Presentation from Helcom land meeting 7-8 April 2008
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