Nuvarande fiskesystems påverkan på de marina ekosystemen: En undersökning om hur västkustens restauranger genom sina val av fisk och skaldjur påverkar den marina faunan
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of the report was to analyze the status of fish and shellfish stocks and the effects of consumerism and fishing, (the emphasis being on the North sea and Swedish west coast). The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that 85 % of global fish stocks are being overexploited and in the EU it's 72 % of the stocks. Worldwide fish stocks have decreased 70-90 % since the 1950´s. The global landings are 80 million tonnes every year and of that 53 million tonnes gets produced for human consumption, while the remaining 27 million are produced for animal feed. The fishing politics and the over-capacity in the fishery results in millions of tonnes of bycatch fish every year. This directly links to the decrease in fish stocks; decreases the ecologic stability of the ecosystems and causes eutrophication. The main reason for the survey was to investigate what are the requirments and the factors for resturants on the Swedish west coast when buying seafood. The evidence found from these surveys show that the main priority for consumers was the quality of the seafood (54 % of those surveyed). The least important aspects of seafood products bought were their sustainability (31 %). Knowledge of sustainable fish certifiers, (which are displayed on consumer fish and shellfish products, such as KRAV and MSC) may be limited amongst consumers. That lack of awarness causes the supply for unsustainable and irresponsibly caught seafood
Keywords: fishing, EU, North sea, TAC and fishing quotes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 45 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73165OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-73165DiVA: diva2:630105
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health