Social-ecological feedback links for ecosystem management: a case study of fisheries in the Central Baltic Sea archipelago
2003 (English)In: Ocean and Coastal Management, ISSN 0964-5691, Vol. 46, no 6-7, 527-545 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper, we address the implications of changing social-ecological feedback links for a sustainable management of coastal regions applying an ecosystem management perspective. This case study focuses on user patterns of fish resources in the Central Baltic Sea archipelago consisting of three sub-regions: Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, the Angstromland islands and the archipelago of SW Finland. The transition from a region, mainly relying on a mixture of local natural resources towards a region more dominated by the recreational demands of nearby large urban areas, has altered user patterns of fish resources. This transition has partly followed different pathways in the three sub-regions depending on how socio-economic driving forces have been manifested in management actions. Nevertheless, functioning ecosystems are still the basis for the delivery of ecosystem services and a living archipelago system. The significance of capturing and (re)building feedback links into management regarding knowledge on ecosystem services for a sustainable ecosystem management is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 46, no 6-7, 527-545 p.
Research subject Baltic and East European studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6113DOI: 10.1016/S0964-5691(03)00033-4ISI: 000184145500003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-0041360375OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-6113DiVA: diva2:396219