Herring Spawning Areas - Present and future challenges (Component 3)

Illustration of HERRING project component 3 (Please click to enlarge)

Activities in this project component will take a close look at herring spawning areas in the south Baltic.

National case studies were selected to look at regional characteristics and experiences in science-fishery-management-networks, and to compare best-practice management.

The working groups will analyse the ecological status of the coastal case study areas (e.g. water quality, habitat availability, etc.). Also, human activities and spatial uses/conflicts will be mapped. Both analyses will look at the present state of the art as well as at future potential risks due to global changes.

Findings will be visualised in maps and discussed in Case Study Round Tables with relevant stakeholder (local coastal fishermen, local administrations, etc.). The national round tables will include a SWOT analysis for each coastal herring spawning ground as well as priority settings for the most crucial impacts.

The national outputs will then be transferred to a Transnational Workshop, to exchange experiences among stakeholders and target-group representatives from different regions and countries, and to identify best-practice approaches and strategies for an improved coastal management. 

A final summary Impact Report will consolidate results from the case studies and the transnational workshop for the South Baltic area.