Towards a joint nordic cormorant management

 

The need for collaboration between managing authorities responsible for cormorant management was identified by cormorant researchers in a previous Nordic cormorant project between researchers during 2017-2018. Ostrobothnian Fisheries Association  took the initiative to apply for project funding for organising meetings on cormorant management between managing authorities and researchers from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The aims of the project are to 1) develop collaboration between managing authorities and researchers on cormorants by exchanging knowledge andlearning from each other, and to 2) take the first steps towards a joint Nordic cormorant management. The project is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The meeting materials is available for download below.

 

Meeting 1: Nordic experiences and building a knowledge base, 10-11 November 2020


Cross-border cormorants– Baltic Sea overview - Thomas Bregnballe, Aarhus University


Experiences of cormorant management
from the Nordic Countries:

Denmark – a timeline - Niels Jepsen, Technical University of Denmark
Sweden - Ebba Henning-Planck, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Finland - Salli Uljas, Centre for Economic development, Transport and the Environment
Norway - Oddgeir Andersen, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

 

Research on impact of cormorants on fisheries and fish stocks from Nordic countries:

Finland - Lari Veneranta, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Sweden - Maria Ovegård, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Norway - Odggeir Andersen, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Denmark - Niels Jepsen, Technical University of Denmark

 

Meeting 2: Nordic approaches to the regulation of cormorants and building a shared platform for cormorant management, 10-11 February 2021


Legal aspects of Cormorant management: EU law and its implementation - Prof. Antti Belinskij, University of Eastern Finland

Case from Sweden – Per Risberg, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Case from Finland – Maria Westerman, Centre for Economic development, Transport & the Environment
Case from Denmark – Caroline Vestergaard-Mikkelsen, Danish Nature Agency

European Goose Management Platform – lessons learned – Per Risberg, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

 

Meeting 3: Stakeholder engagement in cormroant management plans & efforts, 19 May 2021

Stockholm Regional Cormorant Management Plan (in swedish) - Clas Boström, landowner
The Ostrobotnian Regional Cormorant Management Plan - Marina Nyqvist, Ostrobothnian Fisheries Association