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02.01.2019 14:39

OUT NOW: Special Issue of ICES Journal ‘Sustainable use of Baltic Sea resources’ based on key outcomes of the 1st BONUS Symposium

The BONUS symposium “Science delivery for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea living resources” held in Tallinn, Estonia, in October 2017 was an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of 107 papers that examined the state and dynamics of living resources of the Baltic Sea, and associated management challenges. The symposium included a half-day stakeholder panel discussion that addressed the main challenges related to sustainable management and matching research and policy/management needs.

Based on the five symposium papers published in December 2018 Special Issue of ICES Journal as well as the stakeholder panel discussion, it can be concluded that (i) new observations about the feeding ecology of clupeids supports a more complete understanding of trophic interactions in the pelagic realm and improved calibration of ecosystem models, (ii) to safeguard sustainable and diverse fisheries resources, one should take into account the specific local characteristics of the fish community, (iii) to safeguard sustainable use of marine resources and mitigate cross-sectoral and transboundary conflicts, a risk-based approach should be adopted, and (iv) incorporation of scientific advice into management faces several obstacles including the reality that not all readily available knowledge is currently being incorporated into the decision-making process.

The original articles published in ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 75, Issue 7, 1 December 2018 include:

- Introduction - Sustainable use of Baltic Sea resources

Henn Ojaveer; Stefan Neuenfeldt; Jan Dierking; Liina Eek; Jannica Haldin ...

ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 75, Issue 7, 1 December 2018, Pages 2434–2438, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy133


- Selecting for three copepods—feeding of sprat and herring in the Baltic Sea

Henn Ojaveer; Ain Lankov; Tiit Raid; Arno Põllumäe; Riina Klais ...

ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 75, Issue 7, 1 December 2018, Pages 2439–2449, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsx249


Rini Kulke; Viola Bödewadt; Kristin Hänselmann; Jens-Peter Herrmann; Axel Temming ...

ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 75, Issue 7, 1 December 2018, Pages 2450–2462, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy136


Romain Frelat; Alessandro Orio; Michele Casini; Andreas Lehmann; Bastien Mérigot ...

ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 75, Issue 7, 1 December 2018, Pages 2463–2475, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy027


- Evidence from the past: exploitation as cause of commercial extinction of autumn-spawning herring in the Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea

Brian R MacKenzie; Henn Ojaveer; Handling editor: Emory Anderson

ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 75, Issue 7, 1 December 2018, Pages 2476–2487, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy028


Robert Aps; Kristjan Herkül; Jonne Kotta; Roland Cormier; Kirsi Kostamo ...

ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 75, Issue 7, 1 December 2018, Pages 2488–2500, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy101


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