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New report: Environmental regulation of aquaculture in the Baltic Sea region

All the countries of the study use permits to control aquaculture activities but only one country (Aland) has a permit specifically designed to control aquaculture activities. There are significant differences in regulatory controls of aquaculture activities, the threshold criteria for permits and length of permit procedure. The catalogue of permit conditions varies as well. In most cases permits are temporary but also permanent permits exist. Usually there is room for discretion in setting conditions of a particular permit. Various, sometimes very specific, economic instruments are in use, but most common systems are linked to pollution charges and investment subsidies.

A survey of the legal frameworks was the starting point in the development of regulation of aquaculture in the Baltic Sea region (BSR). The survey was conducted as a questionnaire in all the EU Member States of the Baltic Sea coast.

Click here to read the report (pdf)

published 24.09.2012