Marine ecological-economic systems in the Western Baltic Sea and beyond: Shifting the baseline to a regime of sustainability

Network Project

In this project the conditions leading to tipping points and regime shifts are studied using the example of the Western Baltic cod fishery. In this interdisciplinary project, multiple institutions and working groups (iDiv, University of Hamburg, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Division of Integrative Fisheries Management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries) are working together to examine the conditions for sustainability of the Western Baltic cod fishery that is co-exploited by professional and recreational anglers and is suffering from climate change impacts. Of specific interest is the desire to identify possibility to transform the current system and tip it into sustainable trajectories.
More information on the project can be found here.