SDG 8: Decent work and economic growthSDG 11: Sustainable cities and communitiesSDG 14: Life below water

As peri-urban and rural communities are struggling to maintain quality living conditions while simultaneously facing substantial ecological challenges, many ecosystems services, such as fishing, are gaining increasing amounts of attention.

Haninge Municipality participates in the Baltic project Re:Trout to realise its approach of restoring the often- depleted trout resources in creeks and streams (most notably the Vitsån creek) while empowering peri-urban stakeholders, both commercial and non-profit, in order to re-vitalise the peripheral parts of the municipality.

Fostering sport fishing in a commercially and ecologically sustainable way is the main challenge for the project. Project partners are sharing best practices as a way of promoting the shared outcome, the long-term ambition being more sustainable and jointly coordinated fishing tourism in the entire Baltic region. By bringing fishing associations and tourism companies into the discussion, Haninge hopes to foster new relationships, knowledge, and progress in keeping its archipelago and rural areas vibrant.

Related SDGs
  • 8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
  • 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
  • 14.4 By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
  • 14.4.1 Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels
  • 14.6 By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
  • 14.6.1 Progress by countries in the degree of implementation of international instruments aiming to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
Further reading

Interreg – Baltic Sea Region 

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