The impacts of seals and cormorants experienced by Baltic Sea commercial fishers

The Baltic Sea Seal and Cormorant project aimed at producing new knowledge of the seal and cormorant induced problems, and at raising public awareness about the troubled situation in the Baltic Sea area. In co-operation with the Natural Resources Institute Finland the project launched a survey in 2018 to investigate the impacts of seal and cormorant populations on small-scale fishing livelihoods along the Baltic Sea coast. This report presents the main results based on 219 interviews conducted in 6 countries.


Evaluation of the Gulf sampling method : Report conducted in the VELMU Inventory Programme for the Underwater Marine Environment

Along the Finnish coast, the Gulf Olympia paired ichthyoplankton samplers have been widely used for collecting early life stages of pelagic fish, e.g. within the Finnish Inventory Programme for Marine Underwater Environment (VELMU), aiming to localize larval habitats. The aim of this study was to examine how prevailing conditions during the sampling period impact the sampling efficiency and the data obtained with the Gulf Olympia samplers.

Agriculture, Climate, Economy, Environment, Fish, Food, Forestry

Synthesis on bioeconomy monitoring systems in the EU Member States – indicators for monitoring the progress of bioeconomy

This report presents an overview of existing bioeconomy strategies, policies or related initiatives and indicators to monitor and assess these at EU MS level, and the importance of existing bioeconomy sectors at national level. Furthermore, it presents the existing or needed most suitable bioeconomy key indicators and related indicators, and their respective data availability, for assessing and monitoring the progress of a bioeconomy at national level. The identified most suitable bioeconomy indicators important and feasible at the national context, can contribute to the further discussions when setting the frame for the development of a common EU bioeconomy monitoring system.


Long term changes in the status of coastal fish in the Baltic Sea

This study addresses long term changes in coastal fish communities at Baltic Sea regional scale, in order to identify overall trends and support the operationalization of large scale status assessments of marine biota. However, the results for the two last time windows indicate some improvement in <em>Piscivores</em> (frequency of trends within the expected range in 2003–2012, predominately increasing trends in 2004–2013).

Environment, Fish

Social success of in-stream habitat improvement: from fisheries enhancement to the delivery of multiple ecosystem services

Stream restoration often aims to enhance fisheries by improving stream conditions for target fish species. However, river restoration has a potential impact on a variety of ecosystem services. Results indicate that both user groups highly supported the restoration goals, but they were not always satisfied with the restoration outcomes.


The relationship between stocking eggs in boreal spawning rivers and the abundance of brown trout parr

Stocking with eggs has been widely used as a management measure to support degraded salmonid stocks. In Finland, Atlantic salmon and both seamigrating and lake-migrating brown trout are stocked as eggs, alevins, fry, parr, and smolt, whereas trout are also stocked as mature fish. The aim of this stocking is to improve catches and to support collapsed spawning stocks