Case Studies

Case study 1: Hardangerfjord

The ecosystem in the Hardangerfjord has been of high importance for man for more than 9000 years, and at present the fjord serves many functions, for fisheries and aquaculture, for recreation, tourism and cultural identity, as a climate moderator in the fruit growing districts, as a recipient and as a transportation route for people and cargo. During the past 15 years, the salmon farming industry has expanded very rapidly up to a production of about 57.000 tonnes in 2007, making the Hardangerfjord the area in Norway with highest density of salmon (Salmo salar) farms. Read more  pdf icon

 

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Case study 2: Atlantic coast areas

Europe’s Atlantic coastal waters contain some of its most productive but heavily exploited fisheries while at the same time supporting high levels of aquaculture production. The Irish and Celtic Sea areas are sites of interesting interactions of particular interest, specifically those involving mussel seed extraction, whelk potting and scallop dredging. The Iroise Sea is located on the western part of Brittany, France. Located on the western part of Brittany, seaweed and bivalve fisheries provides an original example of interaction between coastal fisheries and sea-ranching in a context of the establishment of a marine protected area (Iroise natural Park). Read more  pdf icon

 

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Matrices of Interaction Aquaculture & fisheries vs. other activities - CS2: Atlantic coast pdf icon

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Case study 3: algarve coast

Due to its geo-location between the Mediterranean Sea, North Africa and the eastern Atlantic), the Algarve (southern Portugal) coastal waters are among the most productive of the Iberian Peninsula. However, due to the high diversity of the resources and generally calm ocean conditions, there are heavily exploited fisheries. Moreover, there is a high level of aquaculture production occurring in inshore estuarine systems pressures. Read more  pdf icon

 

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Case study 4: Adriatic Sea coast

The Adriatic Sea is a peculiar, narrow epicontinental basin whose dimensions are about 200x800 km and shows a low topographic gradient, ~ 0.02° in average, that increases only at South of the Gargano promontory. The coastal area chosen for the Adriatic Sea model is seat of several human activities, including fisheries and aquaculture. The former include small-scale fisheries (set nets, traps), hydraulic dredge fisheries of baby clams, Mediterranean mussel harvesting on wild banks, recreational fisheries (spare fishing, traps, lines and long-lines) and, in some areas, intensive and extensive mussel culture. Read more  pdf icon

 

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Matrices of Interaction Aquaculture & fisheries vs. other activities - CS4: Adriatic Sea pdf icon

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Case study 5: Coastal North Sea

The Coastal North Sea case study comprises coastal areas of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark in the southern and south-eastern North Sea. The major part of the area belongs to the territorial waters of the Wadden Sea, which is characterised by large tidal flats and is bordered to the open North Sea by a chain of islands. Besides, this case study will also include the adjacent part of the EEZs and thus reach beyond the 12-nautical mile zone of the territorial waters. The area is highly productive with tidal mixing and discharges from large rivers being the major sources of nutrient supply. Read more  pdf icon

 

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Case study 6: Baltic Sea

In the Baltic Sea Fisheries and Aquaculture industries have faced environmental and social conflicts which have affected the economy of the industries. New approaches to develop more sustainable governance have been raised by administration, researchers and stakeholders. The central idea is to consider all the interactions in spatial planning in purpose to change the conflicts to synergies. Read more  pdf icon

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flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 245178. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.