Fisheries Secretariat

The Fisheries Secretariat is a non-profit organisation working towards sustainable fisheries in Europe and worldwide. The Stockholm-based Secretariat was set up in 2003 by three environmental NGOs: The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, WWF Sweden and The Swedish Anglers’ Association. It is part-funded by the Swedish Government.

Our long-term goal is healthy seas with thriving fish stocks and great diversity. We would like to see a profitable fishing sector working within the limits of the marine ecosystem, preserving the marine resources as well as their habitats.

Our aim is sustainable use of fish and shellfish with minimal effects on the marine environment. The Secretariat is working towards more sustainable fisheries through information, international co-operation and lobbying at an international level, but with a focus on the European Union.

Find out more about bottom trawling on the high seas and why it’s a hot topic by visiting our website.