FishSTERN report published
The results of FishSTERN are now available.
Baltic Nest Institute researcher Thorsten Blenckner has, together with Ralf Döring from the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Bundesforschungsinstitut, Germany, coordinated a consortium of international research institutes in the research project FishSTERN.
Aim of FishSTERN
The aim of this subproject was to collect economic fisheries-related data,
forming the basic input for a bio-economic model to simulate management
scenarios for fisheries. Data from seven countries around the Baltic
Sea were collected and put into the mode.
The modelling results indicate
that fisheries in the Central Baltic Sea are only profitable if the fishing
effort is low, given current stocks size and fishing fleet structure. However
this result needs to be interpreted cautiously due to data-related problems .
To improve such a fisheries-related ecosystem assessment, either the type
of economic data needs to be improved or another economic approach
needs to be applied.
FishSTERN is part of the research network BalticSTERN, an international research network with the purpose of doing cost-benefit analysis regarding the environmental problems of the Baltic Sea and give guidance toward cost-effective measures and policy instruments.
The international research network is named BalticSTERN where the acronym STERN is inspired by the Stern-review, but stands for Systems Tools and Ecological-economic evaluation - a Research Network.
Brochure about BalticSTERN (pdf, 3 MB)
Read more about the report
Download the report (pdf, 3.6 MB)