Legal regulation of aquaculture in the Baltic Sea region: Frameworks, practices and farmers’ attitudes

Inga-Liisa Paavola, Unto Eskelinen, Hannes Veinla, Kaarel Relve, Ari Ekroos

Tutkimustuotos: Kirja/raporttiTutkimusraporttiAmmatillinen

Abstrakti

The complexity and strictness of legal regulation have been identified as very significant obstacles of aquaculture activities in Europe. The European Union has launched political initiatives for reinforcement of aquaculture includ-ing measures to simplify licensing procedures. One task of Aquabest-project is to work for this EU-goal in the Baltic Sea region. This study highlights four dimensions of the regulation: the complexes of relevant laws, the procedures of envi-ronmental permitting, the terms of permits and the farmers‟ contributions to the licensing processes. The results are presented separately for Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Åland) and for Baltic countries (Es-tonia and Latvia). The study is based on answers to questionnaires on the legal framework and permit procedure for aquaculture sent out to the countries where the authors were not based themselves. Levels of detail varied in the answers, why the choice to present results in a superficial manner was chosen. This study highlights four dimensions of the regulation: the complexes of relevant laws, the procedures of envi-ronmental permitting, the terms of permits and the farmers‟ contributions to the licensing processes. The results are presented separately for Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden and Finland) and for Baltic countries (Estonia and Latvia). Challenges of the regulatory improvements are briefly discussed at the end of the report.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
JulkaisupaikkaHelsinki
KustantajaFinnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
Sivumäärä27
ISBN (elektroninen)978-952-303-008-4
TilaJulkaistu - 1 tammik. 2013
OKM-julkaisutyyppiD4 Julkaistu kehittämis- tai tutkimusraportti taikka -selvitys

Julkaisusarja

NimiReports of Aquabest project
Numero1/2013

Tieteenalat

  • 513 Oikeustiede
  • Legal regulation, environmental permit system, aquaculture

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