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van den Heuvel, L., Blicharska, M., Blyth, S. & Rönnbäck, P. (2020). Catch reporting in recreational fishing: Swedish anglers’ attitudes andpreferences, and the effect of social factors. Fisheries Research, 223, Article ID 105444.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Catch reporting in recreational fishing: Swedish anglers’ attitudes andpreferences, and the effect of social factors
2020 (English)In: Fisheries Research, ISSN 0165-7836, E-ISSN 1872-6763, Vol. 223, article id 105444Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recreational fishing activities have the potential to negatively affect fish populations worldwide, but data about fishing pressure is lacking in many countries. The Swedish government anticipates tackling this problem by implementing a national catch reporting program. Through an online survey among members of the Swedish Anglers Association (±60.000 members), this study gathers the attitudes and preferences of Swedish anglers (n=910) through a variety of statements relating to the potential introduction of a catch reporting program and investigates the effects of different social factors (consumptive orientation, motivations to fish, centrality to life and environmental attitude) on these attitudes and preferences. The results reveal that support for a potential catch reporting program was high for most anglers. Significant positive relationships were found between support for a catch reporting program and the sense of responsibility towards conservation issues, the desire to catch big fish and experiencing the environment as a motivation to fish. On the other hand, the desire to keep fish and catch large numbers of fish had a significant negative relationship with catch reporting support. Support for a mandatory catch reporting program increased with age, education level, income and years of fishing experience. Despite the generally positive attitude towards a potential catch reporting program, consumptive orientation, motivations to fish, environmental attitude and demographic characteristics were proven to play an important role in the anglers’ preferences towards catch reporting, and should not be overlooked when designing such a program. Our study shows that investigation of the social composition of an angler population is vital to obtain a better understanding of the diversity of attitudes and preferences towards recreational fisheries management, which can in turn facilitate implementation of management measures, such as catch reporting programs. Since this study focused only on members of the national angling association, who are likely more avid than non-members, additional research is needed to obtain results that are more representative of the total Swedish angler population.

Keywords
Recreational angling, Human dimension, Consumptive orientation, Environmental attitude, Collaborative monitoring
National Category
Fish and Wildlife Management
Research subject
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-406082 (URN)10.1016/j.fishres.2019.105444 (DOI)000509622800012 ()
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-09Bibliographically approved
Blicharska, M., Smithers, R. J., Mikusinski, G., Rönnbäck, P., Harrison, P. A., Nilsson, M. & Sutherland, W. J. (2019). Biodiversity’s contributions to sustainable development. Nature Sustainability, 2, 1083-1093
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biodiversity’s contributions to sustainable development
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2019 (English)In: Nature Sustainability, E-ISSN 2398-9629, Vol. 2, p. 1083-1093Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

International concern to develop sustainably challenges us to act upon the inherent links between our economy, society and environment, and is leading to increasing acknowledgement of biodiversity's importance. This Review discusses the breadth of ways in which biodiversity can support sustainable development. It uses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a basis for exploring scientific evidence of the benefits delivered by biodiversity. It focuses on papers that provide examples of how biodiversity components (that is, ecosystems, species and genes) directly deliver benefits that may contribute to the achievement of individual SDGs. It also considers how biodiversity's direct contributions to fulfilling some SDGs may indirectly support the achievement of other SDGs to which biodiversity does not contribute directly. How the attributes (for example, diversity, abundance or composition) of biodiversity components influence the benefits delivered is also presented, where described by the papers reviewed. While acknowledging potential negative impacts and trade-offs between different benefits, the study concludes that biodiversity may contribute to fulfilment of all SDGs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nature Publishing Group, 2019
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401521 (URN)10.1038/s41893-019-0417-9 (DOI)000502144200006 ()
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-14Bibliographically approved
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
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Miljömärkning av fisk och skaldjur - hur långt räcker det?
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
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mangrove ecosystem services and the potential for carbon revenue programmes in the Solomon Island
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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
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