Transnational HERRING Project Symposium

Within the program of the LITTORAL conference in Klaipeda (Lithuania) EUCC – The Coastal Union Germany organised a transnational HERRING project symposium on the 24th September 2014. In the symposium regional project results from all three case studies were presented and discussed with experts and invited stakeholders to bring forward transnational recommendations for a future sustainable management of coastal spawning grounds in the Southern Baltic Sea. Eutrophication, changes in the coastal morphology and climate change have been analysed within stakeholder discussions as major anthropogenic impacts with great potential in threatening spawning success and epitaxial growth of young fish. The participants recommended a future integration of spawning ground protection into relevant management strategies, for example spatial planning and NATURA 2000. An improved dialogue between science and practice is seen as a further essential step towards an enhanced consideration of spawning grounds.

An comprehensive protocol of the transnational HERRING Symposium is available for download


Agenda of the Symposium: 


Keynote speaker Øivind Bergh

Interaction in European coastal waters: A roadmap to sustainable integration of aquaculture and fisheries


Coffee break


Nardine Stybel, Dariusz Fey, Henrik Nilsson and Harry Strehlow

HERRING – Sustainable management of a natural resource in the Southern Baltic Sea


Piotr Margonski and Dariusz Fey

Potential environmental and climatic drivers influencing the successful spawning of herring in the Vistula Lagoon (Southern Baltic Sea)


Dariusz Fey, Lena Szymanek, Iwona Psuty, Adam Lejk and Piotr Margoński

Human uses and their potential influence on the successful spawning of herring in the Vistula Lagoon (Southern Baltic Sea)


Adam M. Lejk, Iwona Psuty, Dariusz P. Fey, Lena Szymanek and Piotr Margoński

Institutional framework and organizational settings as a tool in practical fisheries management in coastal areas of the Polish part of the Vistula Lagoon (Southern Baltic Sea)


Friederike Lempe and Harry V. Strehlow

Evaluation of governance structures regarding herring spawning grounds. A social network analysis.


Ellen Pecceu, Bart Vanelslander, Sofie Vandendriessche, Gert Van

Hoey, Kris Hostens, Els Torreele and Hans Polet

Marine spatial plan: Fisheries measures in the Belgian part of the North Sea.


Artūras Razinkovas-Baziukas, Rasa Morkūnė and Egidijus Bacevičius

Assessing the fish migrations in the Curonian Lagoon – Lithuanian coastal zone system: Ecopath approach.


Lunch break

The abstracts of all presentations are available in the Littoral 2014 abstract book