Fish group

​Group on ecosystem-based sustainable Fisheries

The Fish group deals with fisheries in relation to the implementation of the ecosystem-based approach. Moreover, the group will respond to the need to find solutions on how the sector could further contribute to reaching the Good Environmental Status of the Baltic Sea by 2021.

The group will involve representatives from fisheries and environment authorities of the Baltic Sea countries, as well as EU, and HELCOM observers and others as appropriate.



By adopting the Baltic Sea Action Plan, the HELCOM Contracting Parties recommended that all fisheries management should be developed and implemented based on the ecosystem approach in order to enhance the balance between sustainable use and protection of natural marine resources.

HELCOM established the Baltic Fisheries and Environmental Forum in 2008, replaced by the Group on Ecosystem-based Sustainable Fisheries in 2014.

for more information, please contacT:

Chair of Fish group

Ms. Marianne Goffeng Raakil
Deputy Director
Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Division for Fisheries, Game Management and Reindeer Husbandry (Sweden)
+46 70 211 51 76 (cell)
+46 8  405 40 07 (office)

HELCOM Secretariat 

Mr. Markus Helavuori

Professional Secretary
(Maritime, Response, Fish)
+358 40 162 6520


Ms. Katarzyna Kaminska
Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Poland
+48 22 623 2099


​The valid HELCOM Recommendations under the Fish group include three Recommendations:

37/3 Sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea region

32-33/1 Conservation of Baltic Salmon (Salmo salar) and Sea Trout (Salmo trutta) populations by the restoration of their river habitats and management of river fisheries

The last reporting of this Recommendation was done in 2018 and can be viewed via this link.
Annexes 1 and 2 of the 2018 reporting can be viewed via this link.

19/2 Protection and Improvement of the Wild Salmon (Salmo salar L.) poulations in the Baltic Sea Area