Partners of the HERRING project are located in Germany, Poland, and Sweden. In addition to these countries, the project has also associated partners in Lithuania (see list below).

The project consortium is made up by:

EUCC - The Coastal Union Germany (Rostock, DE)

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EUCC - The Coastal Union Germany (EUCC-D) was established in 2002 to promote costal conservation through Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in Germany. By providing information and education, and hosting workshops and conferences, EUCC Germany bridges the gap between science and practice. The organisation is the German branch of The Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC International), the worlds' largest NGO in the field of sustainable delevopment of the coastal zone.
In HERRING, EUCC-D acts as Coordinator and Lead Beneficiary. Having experience as partner of INTERREG and other international projects, the organisation will be responsible for project coordination and communication/dissemination. Further, EUCC-D will contribute to mapping and assessing of impacts, conflicts and future risks for the German case study Greifswalder Bodden. Being observer to HELCOM and providing a large network of coastal player, the organisation further supports the dissemination of project outcomes and results to the target groups.

Contact for the HERRING project at EUCC-D: Nardine Stybel

Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries (Rostock, DE)

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The Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries (TI-OSF) is a federal research institute under the auspices of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. Being one of the three Fisheries Research institutes at Thünen Institute, its main task is conducting research to establish the scientific basis for advising in political decision-making. The vTI-OSF collaborates with various fisheries science and management organizations on regional, European and international scale. In terms of its role on herring, the most relevant collaboration is ICES and its various working groups scientists from the institute are members in. The institute has more than 20 years of research experience on the Western Baltic Spring Spawning Herring (WBSS).

TI-OSF will act as the responsible partner for component 4 (Herring Network - Institutions and governance) and contribute largely to the compilation and analysis of the ecological conditions in the German case study Greifswalder Bodden and the development of best-practice recommendations. Further engagement will be realized in participation in the preparation of project outcomes such as fact sheets and policy briefs.

Contact for the HERRING project at TI-OSF: Dr Harry V. Strehlow

National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (Gdynia, PL)


The National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI), the oldest fisheries institute in Poland, has a wide experience in conducting fisheries and environmental research.
The NMFRI will be responsible for the Polish case study, and conduct activities such as mapping and assessing of spatial uses, impacts, conflicts and future risks for the area 'Vistula Lagoon'. It will further contribute to recommendations on a regional and transnational sustainable herring and coastal zone management. The NMFRI will chair component 3 activites (Herring spawning areas - Present and future challenges).
Considering the important role herring plays for Polish coastal ecosystems (herring spawning is extended along almost entire Polish coast) and communities (fishermen, tourist sector, producers), successful accomplishment of this project will contribute not only to the mission of the NMFRI but will also substantially benefit Polish society.

Contact for HERRING project at NMFRI: Dr. Hab. Dariusz Fey

World Maritime University (Malmö, SE)

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World Maritime University (WMU) has educated people from all over the world in maritime issues since 1983, under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization. It educates more than 100 students from around 50 different countries each year and its international faculty hail from a broad field of maritime expertise. In its capacity as a UN university, multiple projects related to shipping and marine environmental issues have been succesfully concluded over the years.
WMU will be responsible for the Swedish case study Blekinge Archipelago and coast of Skåne. In close cooperation with regional stakeholders, WMU will carry out analysis of the ecological status of herring spawning areas in the Blekinge archipelago and along the coast of Skåne. WMU will also carry out analysis of governance and the division of responsibility for management of coastal and marine areas in the given case study and develop recommendations on how these can be improved to better preserve natural resources. Being responsible for component 5 (Herring Knowledge - Recommendations and capacity building), WMU will support the dissemination of project outcomes and results to the project's target groups.

HERRING project description by WMU

Contact for the HERRING Project at WMU: Henrik Nilsson

Associated project partners include:

  • State Agency of Agriculture and Environment Western Pomerania, Germany
  • Fisheries Co-operative "Peenemündung" Freest e.G., Germany
  • Association of Fishermen's of Sea - Producers Organisation, Poland
  • Regional Inspectorate of Sea Fisheries, Poland
  • Blekinge Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, Sweden
  • Klaipeda University, Faculty of Nature Sciences and Mathematics, Lithuania
  • Fishery local activity group 'The iniatives of Klaipeda region', Lithuania
  • The Coastal Fishery and Maritime Organisation, Lithuania