EU-Projekt Interreg: HERRING - Joint cross-border actions for the sustainable management of a natural resource
Coastal areas are important spawning and nursery habitats for herring while at the same time experiencing increased pressure from human activities. The management of these areas has to balance many claims and economic interests, so that their role as crucial prerequisites for the development of fish populations is often inadequately included into holistic management strategies.
HERRING aims to develop improved integrated management of coastal ecosystems and of one of their key natural resources herring. The activities will compile knowledge for the coastal case studies on their ecological condition, on the impacts of human activities, and on the multi-level institutions (regional, national, international) and management instruments governing the use and protection of coastal herring spawning grounds. Representatives of the targeted regional management authorities will be involved from the beginning and define basic requirements for resulting policy briefs. The project will develop strategy options and joint recommendations for an improved management of coastal areas as spawning habitats. Overall, HERRING will achieve improved consideration of coastal spawning area management within overall integrated coastal and maritime management in the South Baltic area and foster the integrity of the Baltic Sea environment.
A synthesis of these reports have now been compiled into a book called “HERRING – An analysis of spawning ground management, ecological conditions and human impacts in Greifswald Bay, Vistula Lagoon and Hanö Bight".
The book is available as pdf on the project homepage www.baltic-herring.eu/reports.html
6.2012 - 12.2014
Project status: finished