The King visits the Öresund Sound for discussions on the cod situation

On Wednesday 5 September, The King visited the Öresund Sound for discussions with representatives from angling and professional fishing on the situation for cod in particular.

Öresund is a unique example of a coastal area with healthy fish stocks and profitable, sustainable fishing. This is despite Öresund being one of northern Europe's most densely populated regions, one of the world's busiest shipping channels and surrounded by intensively farmed land.

Together with representatives from angling and professional fishing, The King travelled onto the Öresund Sound on a tour boat to discuss the situation for cod in particular.

Today, the Öresund Sound is Sweden's only coastal area to have strong stocks of cod of all sizes.

The four following talks were given on board:

  • Öresund: biology, water and seabeds
    Michael Palmgren, Manager of Marine Development and Education at the Marine Education Center

  • The situation of cod in the Öresund Sound and the Baltic Sea
    Markus Lundgren, Fishing Conservation Manager, the Swedish Anglers' Association

  • Tour boat operations and their contribution towards the regional economy
    Peter Hartford, CEO, Hartford Rederi AB

  • Small-scale sustainable fishing in the Öresund Sound and the Community Supported Fishery example
    Torbjörn Paulsson, professional fisherman in Lomma, and Anna Särnblad, Deputy Operations Manager at the Marine Education Center

The trip concluded with The King and the participants fishing before returning home.