Swedish Supreme Environmental Court imposes bans on cages in open water


Posted on 16th March, by NASF in Latest News. 1 Comment

Swedish Supreme Environmental Court imposes bans on cages in open water

According to a report published on Save The Baltic (blog), the Swedish Supreme Environmental Court has decided to ban and stop fish farming in cages in open water:

“The Swedish Supreme Environmental Court has decided to ban and stopp fish farming in cages in open water in three places and to reduce the amount farmed in another place. This is a result of the so called Weser-judgement from the EU-Court in combination with new Environmental Quality Norms in water in Sweden. The three banned farms will be successively closed within 3 years. The Court question whether cages in open water is the best technique and they also question the possibility for the affected waters to breake down the amounts of nutrients delivered by the farming without being eutrophicated. This judgement will probably bring to an end all fish farming in open cages affecting waters not having reached Good Ecological Status. Whether fish farming could be accepted in Hydro-Electric water magasines with reduced nutrient amounts is still an open question.”

Read more at https://savethebaltic.wordpress.com





One Response to “Swedish Supreme Environmental Court imposes bans on cages in open water”

  1. David Miller says:

    I am pleased that government in your jurisdiction have seen the light and have finally made the right decision to ban open pen aquaculture. Can you please convince the Canadian government to do the same.

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