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Blicharska, M. & Rönnbäck, P. (2018). Recreational fishing for sea trout – Resource for whom and to what value?. Fisheries Research, 204, 380-389
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recreational fishing for sea trout – Resource for whom and to what value?
2018 (English)In: Fisheries Research, ISSN 0165-7836, E-ISSN 1872-6763, Vol. 204, p. 380-389Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recreational fishing is an important activity that delivers substantial social and economic values. Proper management of recreational fisheries relies on information about resource use and associated values by different fishers, but such information is rare, particularly for open access fisheries. In this study a survey of 471 fishers on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, assessed catches, proportion of catch-and-release (C&R), and economic value (expenditures and willingness to pay, WTP) of sea trout fishing in 2015-2016. Data was analysed in relation to gear used (fly and spin angling, nets and mixed fishery) and fisher connection to fishing site (permanent and temporary residents, Swedish and international tourists). There were marginal differences in daily catch rates, but significant differences in effort and annual catches between different fishers, with resident fishers having the highest catches. Anglers had 86% C&R rates, and fly fishers (> 95%) differed significantly from other anglers. Anglers, particularly fly fishers and fishing tourists, had much higher expenditures per year, fish caught and fish kept compared to net fishers. WTP before refraining from fishing, for doubling of fish supply and for potential fishing license was also highest among anglers. Our findings are discussed in terms of distinguishing characteristics for different types of recreational fishers. Fishing efforts, economic values and the need for further studies are also outlined in the context of fisheries and tourism management.

National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-348021 (URN)10.1016/j.fishres.2018.03.004 (DOI)000432768000040 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-00227
Available from: 2018-04-09 Created: 2018-04-09 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Blicharska, M. & Rönnbäck, P. (2018). What factors enable or hinder engagement of civil society in ecosystem management?: The case of "pike factories' and wetland restoration in Sweden. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 61(5-6), 950-969
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What factors enable or hinder engagement of civil society in ecosystem management?: The case of "pike factories' and wetland restoration in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 61, no 5-6, p. 950-969Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Engaging civil society in conservation activities is an important complementary strategy to counteract ongoing biodiversity decline and loss of ecosystem services. Since 2011, the Swedish Anglers Association (SAA) has cooperated with landowners to restore wetlands nationwide. We investigated factors that enabled or hindered civil society-led wetland restoration in Sweden through interviews and surveys with the SAA's project leaders and landowners. Principal internal and external factors contributing to the project's implementation included: flexibility and adaptive management of its leadership; support from authorities and policies; the good reputation of the SAA team; and landowners' willingness to cooperate. The latter was linked to their feelings of environmental responsibility, the low investment required by them, and expectations of some benefits. We discuss the need to enable adaptive management in environmental management projects, adjust existing policies to their needs, and re-think funding strategies to consider the long-term nature of such projects.

Keywords
adaptive management, ecosystem services, environmental NGO, landowners, recreational fisheries
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-354264 (URN)10.1080/09640568.2017.1350145 (DOI)000430421700011 ()
Available from: 2018-06-28 Created: 2018-06-28 Last updated: 2018-06-28Bibliographically approved
Jonell, M., Rönnbäck, P. & Troell, M. (2015). Miljömärkning av fisk och skaldjur - hur långt räcker det?. Havsutsikt (2), 8-10
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2015 (Swedish)In: Havsutsikt, ISSN 1104-0513, no 2, p. 8-10Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholms universitets Östersjöcentrum och Umeå marina forskningscentrum, Umeå universitet., 2015
Keywords
Miljömärkning, Vattenbruk, Fiske, Certifiering, LCA
National Category
Environmental Sciences Biological Sciences
Research subject
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270558 (URN)621 67 (DOI)
External cooperation:
Projects
SWE- 2011-38
Funder
Sida - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SWE- 2011-38
Available from: 2015-12-30 Created: 2015-12-30 Last updated: 2016-09-08
Troell, M., Kautsky, N., Beveridge, M., Henriksson, P., Primavera, J., Rönnbäck, P. & Folke, C. (2013). Aquaculture and biodiversity (2nd editioned.). In: S. Levin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of biodiversity: (pp. 189-201). Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aquaculture and biodiversity
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2013 (English)In: Encyclopedia of biodiversity / [ed] S. Levin, Academic Press, 2013, 2nd edition, p. 189-201Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academic Press, 2013 Edition: 2nd edition
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213738 (URN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2014-01-03 Created: 2014-01-03 Last updated: 2016-09-08
Jonell, M., Rönnbäck, P., Tlusty, M. & Troell, M. (2013). Certify sustainable aquaculture?. , 341
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Certify sustainable aquaculture?
2013 (English)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-215818 (URN)
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Available from: 2014-01-17 Created: 2014-01-17 Last updated: 2016-09-08
Jonell, M., Phillips, M., Rönnbäck, P. & Troell, M. (2013). Eco-certification of Farmed Seafood: Will it Make a Difference?. Ambio, 42(6), 659-674
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eco-certification of Farmed Seafood: Will it Make a Difference?
2013 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 42, no 6, p. 659-674Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Eco-certification is widely considered a tool for reducing environmental impacts of aquaculture, but what are the likely environmental outcomes for the world's fastest growing animal-food production sector? This article analyzes a number of eco-certification schemes based on species choice, anticipated share of the global seafood market, size of eligible producers, and targeted environmental impacts. The potential of eco-certification to reduce the negative environmental impacts of aquaculture at scale presently appears uncertain as: (a) certification schemes currently focus on species predominantly consumed in the EU and US, with limited coverage of Asian markets; (b) the share of certified products in the market as currently projected is too low; (c) there is an inequitable and non-uniform applicability of certification across the sector; (d) mechanisms or incentives for improvement among the worst performers are lacking; and (e) there is incomplete coverage of environmental impacts, with biophysical sustainability and ecosystem perspectives generally lacking.

Keywords
Eco-certification, Aquaculture, Seafood, LCA, Sustainability, Environmental impacts
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-208446 (URN)10.1007/s13280-013-0409-3 (DOI)000323734700001 ()
External cooperation:
Available from: 2013-10-01 Created: 2013-10-01 Last updated: 2017-12-06
Troell, M., Rönnbäck, P. & Jonell, M. (2013). Hållbart vattenbruk: potential och utmaningar. In: Havsbruk som håller i längden: (pp. 229-246). Forskningsrådet Formas
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hållbart vattenbruk: potential och utmaningar
2013 (Swedish)In: Havsbruk som håller i längden, Forskningsrådet Formas, 2013, p. 229-246Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Forskningsrådet Formas, 2013
Series
FORMAS Fokuserar ; 21
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213759 (URN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2014-01-03 Created: 2014-01-03 Last updated: 2016-09-08
Warren-Rhodes, K., Schwarz, A.-M., NG Boyle, L., Alberta, J., Suti Agaloa, S., Warren, R., . . . Duke, N. (2011). Mangrove ecosystem services and the potential for carbon revenue programmes in the Solomon Island. Environmental Conservation, 38, 485-496
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2011 (English)In: Environmental Conservation, ISSN 0376-8929, E-ISSN 1469-4387, Vol. 38, p. 485-496Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mangroves are an imperilled biome whose protection and restoration through payments for ecosystem services (PES) can contribute to improved livelihoods, climate mitigation and adaptation. Interviews with resource users in three Solomon Islands villages suggest a strong reliance upon mangrove goods for subsistence and cash, particularly for firewood, food and building materials. Village-derived economic data indicates a minimum annual subsistence value from mangroves of US$ 345–1501 per household. Fish and nursery habitat and storm protection were widely recognized and highly valued mangrove ecosystem services. All villagers agreed that mangroves were under threat, with firewood overharvesting considered the primary cause. Multivariate analyses revealed village affiliation and religious denomination as the most important factors determining the use and importance of mangrove goods. These factors, together with gender, affected users’ awareness of ecosystem services. The importance placed on mangrove services did not differ significantly by village, religious denomination, gender, age, income, education or occupation. Mangrove ecosystem surveys are useful as tools for raising community awareness and input prior to design of PES systems. Land tenure and marine property rights, and how this complexity may both complicate and facilitate potential carbon credit programmes in the Pacific, are discussed.

Keywords
carbon credits, carbon offsets, carbon trading, ecosystem services, forests, mangroves, Pacific Islands, PES, Solomon Islands, subsistence economy
National Category
Biological Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1396 (URN)10.1017/S0376892911000373 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-04-18 Created: 2012-04-18 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Crona, B., Rönnbäck, P., Jiddawi, N., Ochiewo, J., Maghimbi, S. & Bandeira, S. (2009). Murky water: Analyzing risk perception and stakeholder vulnerability related to sewage impacts in mangroves of East Africa. Global Environmental Change, 19(2), 227-239
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Murky water: Analyzing risk perception and stakeholder vulnerability related to sewage impacts in mangroves of East Africa
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2009 (English)In: Global Environmental Change, ISSN 0959-3780, E-ISSN 1872-9495, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 227-239Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Coastal cities in East Africa are growing rapidly and consequently there is a rapid increase in urban sewage production, putting added pressure on already strained treatment systems. As a result, peri- urban mangroves are receiving extensive amounts of sewage but very little is know as to the ecological and societal consequences of this. However, UNEP among others advocate the use of low-cost, natural sewage treatment technology whenever possible and mangroves have been suggested as useful second stage biofilters. Because of the high resource dependency in many peri-urban coastal communities in East Africa, it is imperative to investigate potential societal impacts on local communities using sewage impacted peri-urban mangroves. Consequently this paper aims to characterize stakeholder groups currently affected by sewage impacted mangroves and thus also map vulnerabilities across local users in relation to future initiatives to use mangroves as biofilters along the East African coast. As risk perception is an important part of vulnerability, and risk perception related to sewage and pollution in an African setting has been little studied, we also aim to contribute baseline data on risk perception related to pollution across peri-urban populations in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Guildford, Surrey: Butterworth-Heinemann, publ. in cooperation with the United Nations University, 2009
Keywords
Risk perception; Vulnerability; Sewage; Mangroves; East Africa
National Category
Ecology
Research subject
Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-999 (URN)10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2009.01.001 (DOI)
Available from: 2011-06-17 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Ståhl, J., Paulsen, S., Pihl, L., Rönnbäck, P., Söderqvist, T. & Wennhage, H. (2008). Coastal habitat support to fish and fisheries in Sweden: integrating ecosystem function into fisheries management. Ocean and Coastal Management, 51(8-9), 594-600
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coastal habitat support to fish and fisheries in Sweden: integrating ecosystem function into fisheries management
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2008 (English)In: Ocean and Coastal Management, ISSN 0964-5691, E-ISSN 1873-524X, Vol. 51, no 8-9, p. 594-600Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study adopts an interdisciplinary approach, where ecological data on habitat structure and fish populations are combined with results from economic valuation case studies to assess effects of habitat disturbance. The focus is on three major habitats (soft sediment bottoms, seagrass beds and rocky bottoms with macroalgae), five fish species (cod, plaice, eel, mackerel and sea trout) and three types of fisheries (commercial, subsistence and recreational fisheries). The results have important implications for coastal zone management, demonstrating both ecologically and economically how coastal habitats support fisheries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2008
National Category
Biological Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1741 (URN)/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2008.06.006 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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