Integrating Aquaculture and Fisheries Management towards a sustainable regional development in the Baltic Sea Region

AQUAFIMA deals with integrated fisheries management and aquaculture in the Baltic Sea region. Sustainability and an ecosystem-friendly approach are priorities of the project. Using the analysis of the current situation as a starting point, new sustainable approaches such as area-based fisheries management or the inclusion of aquaculture in fisheries management, In addition, the evaluation of practices pertaining to certain species of fish and strategies for the improved use of fish and aquacultural products in regional development and tourism are an integral part of the project. Extensive educational activities serve to introduce the project results to the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The Darüber hinaus stehen die Evaluierung von Bestands- und Besatzmaßnahmen für einzelne Fischarten sowie eine Strategie zur verbesserten Nutzung von Fisch und Aquakulturgütern in Regionalentwicklung und Tourismus im Vordergrund. Twelve partners from seven countries participate in the project that iscoordinated by the Landesgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mbH. Furthermore, there are 21 associated partner organisation that accompany AQUAFIMA.

EUCC-D’s taks: Betreuung der Fallstudie Stettiner Haff, Durchführung von Umfragen und Umweltbildungsmaßnahmen sowie Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Duration: 2011 to 2014

Funding:European Commission (Baltic Sea Region Programme)



Relevant Newsletter entries:


  • Stoll, F., Stybel, N., Pavia, C.: Aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region, Coastal & Marine (23 (2014-2)). Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC), Leiden/Rostock, 2014, PDF, 03/2014
  • EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland e.V.: Meer & Küste Deutsche Ostsee, Meer & Küste (4). EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland e.V., Rostock-Warnemünde, 2013, PDF, 07/2013
  • Stybel, N.: "Challenges for mussel cultivation in the Baltic Sea" in: Mussel Farming in the Baltic Sea Region: Prerequisites and Possibilities - Perspectives from the Åland Aquaculture Week, SUBMARINER, PDF, 3/2013

Press Releases:

  • Photo competition "Fischerei & Aquakultur" (PM1, PM2, PM3, PM4) (German)
  • Photo Exhibition "Die Ostsee - Im Netz und unter Wasser" (PM1, PM2, PM3) (German)
  • Meer & Küste 4/2013 (PM) (German)
  • Dialogue/Forum and Display Opening "Fischerei & Aquakultur" (PM1, PM2, PM3, PM4) (German)


  • Stybel, N.: "Challenges for Baltic Sea mussel farming", Åland Aquaculture Week, Mariehamn, Åland, PDF , 10/2012
  • Stoll, F.: "Raising public awareness of aquaculture", AQUAFIMA and Aquabest conference "Sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region - boosting regional development while limiting environmental effects", Mariehamn, Åland, PDF, 02/2014

Posters / Flyers:

  • Flyer - Photo Exhibition "Fischerei & Aquakultur" - Event Description, PDF (German), 09/2013
  • Flyer - Photo Exhibition "Fischerei & Aquakultur" - Event Announcement, PDF (German), 09/2013
  • Flyer - Dialoge/forum and Photo Exhibition "Fischerei & Aquakultur" - Invitation & Programm, PDF (German), 08/2013
  • Poster - "Fischerei & Aquakultur" Photo Competition, PDF (German), 2/2013


  • Dialog/forum "Fisheries & Aquaculture - Chances and Risks in the Baltic Sea Region" (04-09-2013), Link 
  • Photo Exhibition "Fisheries & Aquaculture", 09/2013-10/2013, Link 
  • Photo Exhibition "The Baltic Sea - In Nets and under Water", 3/2013-5/2013 (StALU MM), Link  & 6/2013-8/2013 (Ship Construction and Shipping Museum Rostock)
  • Workshop "Current Fishing Elements in Stettiner Haff", 2/2013, Link 


  • Photo Competition "Fisheries & Aquaculture", Link 

Further documents and detailed information can be found at the AQUAFIMA website


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