FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Sweden

  • Lake Vänern FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Lake Vänern is the largest lake in Sweden. Challenges for the region include an ageing population, particularly in fisheries communities.
  • Sydost FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area is situated in the southeast of Sweden and features numerous lakes, streams, coasts and seas, forming a unique development area. Challenges for the area include the low added value of local fisheries products.
  • Skåne Nordväst Norra FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Fishing on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait consists almost exclusively of local small-scale coastal fisheries providing unique opportunities for local fisheries development. The revenue from the Öresund area is among the highest in Sweden and the fish stocks amongst the strongest.
  • Bohuskust FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The Bohuslän region is strongly linked to the oceans and fisheries which have for more than 500 years been a source of sustenance and livelihood for local inhabitants. At the same time, seasonal dwellers, tourists and other visitors enjoy the fantastic landscape where fishing and environmental concerns are paramount.
  • Lake Vättern FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area covers the whole lake Vättern, which is the second largest lake in Sweden. There are around 20 commercial small-scale fishermen and the species of greatest economic value is crayfish.
  • Stockholmsbygd FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The area stretches over a cluster of some 30,000 sparsely populated islands and a small portion of the mainland’s countryside. It forms part of the commuter belt of Sweden’s capital city with the resulting high property prices, frequent ferry crossings and other commuter traffic that this can bring.
  • Gotland FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    Gotland is a vibrant rural region with belief in the future and a strong brand recognised nationally as well as internationally for high quality and untouched nature. However, its natural and cultural resources can be used in a better way to further strengthen economic growth. Gotland is also Sweden's largest producer of crayfish.
  • Mittland Plus FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area consists of woodland and a large number of lakes and rivers as well as some off-shore islands. This is a coastal region that includes eight municipalities in total. Bräcke, Ånge, Timrå and Sollefteå are inland municipalities with lakes and rivers connected to the coastal waters. Sundsvall, Kramfors, Härnösand, and Örnsköldsvik municipalities have inland lakes and rivers as well as coastal maritime environments.
  • Tornedalen Haparanda FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area includes mountains, farmland, forest landscapes and an extensive archipelago. The Torne River, which runs through the FLAG’s territory, is Europe's largest unspoiled continuous waterway and is the main spawning site for wild salmon in the Bothnian Sea.
  • Gästrikebygden FLAG

    08/09/2017
    - FLAG Factsheet
    The FLAG area includes the coast, rivers, and lakes along the Gulf of Bothnia, roughly 200km north of Stockholm. The landscape is dominated by pine woodlands and many inhabitants live in smaller towns and in rural areas.