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In the marine nature reserve Garajau off the coast of Madeira, Elvis swims. He is around 40 years old, weighs 70 kilos and is one of seven remaining fish of the grouper species in this particular area. It’s a fish with attitude, to say the least….
Reportage: Lena Scherman
UW-Photography: Johan Candert
Edit by: Alexandre Gobatti Ramos
The Baltic Sea is becoming a hot water bath. It affects the fish more than we might understand. It is a slow process that can be difficult to see. But there is one place where, for a relatively short period of time, scientists have been able to see just that – what happens to the fish when the sea gets warmer. Right next to Forsmark’s nuclear power plant in northern Uppland….
Reportage: Lena Scherman
Photo:Elin Jenjila Franzén, Alexandre Gobatti
UW-Photo: Kimmo Hagman, Robert Westerberg
Drone:Robert Westerberg
Editing: Apollonia Meleouni
A person has now been served with suspicion of a violation of the Fisheries Act after over a hundred spiny sharks and rays were dumped in a harbor in Lysekil this spring. Reported by radio P4 West today….
Text: Lena Scherman
UW-photo: Tobias Dahlin

THE EDITORS ADVISE

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28 November, 2022
Heavily reinforced protection for the sharks, as well as turtles, lizards…
Text: TT Nyhetsbyrån
Photo: John Bazemore/AP/TT
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21 November, 2022
Paradise beaches with swaying palm trees and colorful fish. But also…
Text: TT Nyhetsbyrån
Foto: Henrik Montgomery/TT
Foto: Carl Douglas
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18 November, 2022
Nord Stream was subjected to gross sabotage, the prosecutor confirms…
Text: TT Nyhetsbyrån
Photo: Kustbevakningen/TT
Graphics: Anders Humlebo/TT
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02 November, 2022
Blue whales ingest up to 10 million pieces of microplastics…
Text: TT Nyhetsbyrån
Photo: Jan-Morten Bjørnbakk/NTB/TT Arkivbild
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31 October, 2022
A vessel fishing in the Skagerrak caught a very unusual…
Text: TT Nyhetsbyrå
Photo: ANDERS WERNBO/@BOHUSPHOTO
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28 October, 2022
The shallow saltwater lagoon Mar Menor on the Spanish east…
Text: Lena Scherman
Graphics: Lena Scherman
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17 October, 2022
Three underwater robots are currently searching the waters around the…
Text: Jens Bornemann/TT
Photo: Anna Wåhlin/Göteborgs universitet

Reportage

Outside the southern part of Kivik’s harbor in Skåne, Sweden’s first non-profit marine allotment is bobbing in the water. “We don’t need watering here,” says Jan Nilsson, who is one of the driving forces behind it. An allotment that needs neither watering nor fertilizing. The blue food of the future….
Reportage: Lena Scherman
Photo: Lena Scherman
Editor: Alexandre Gobatti Ramos
After a week filming on board the research ship Argo in the Galapagos Islands I finally had my first opportunity to go ashore. I accompanied marine biologist,  Doctor Susana Cardenas and Park ranger Alberto Proaño on a trip to Fernandina Island. They were there to tag and to take samples from 2 endemic bird species, the Galapagos flightless cormorant and the Galapagos penguin…
Text: Simon Stanford
Photo: Simon Stanford
Editor: Helena Fredriksson
During the summer, there have been alarming reports from the Baltic Sea that the herring is running out. The cod is long gone. The party is over. Of all the world’s fish stocks, 90% are fully exploited or threatened with collapse. The oceans are running dry, but there is a sea where there is enough fish for everyone, humans and fish, whales and birds. In northern Norway, the water is teeming with life. …
Reportage: Lena Scherman
Photo: Lars Öivind Knutsen, Roberto Lo Monaco, Göran Ehlmé
Editor: Alexandre Gobatti Ramos

Chronicles/Debate

I have just finished a film about the depletion of our oceans. It is frightening to see how people are affected, everywhere, when the fish disappear. How people both lose jobs and their source of protein. But how overfishing has affected the ecosystem, in the ocean, can be a far more serious consequence – long-term. …
Text: Lena Scherman
Photo: Tobias Dahlin, Johan Candert, Göran Ehlmé
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23 February, 2022
I grew up by the sea and spend every summer…
Text: Peter Löfgren
Reportage: Johan Candert
Photo: Simon Stanford
UV Photo: Johan Candert
Editor: Daniel Hedström, Alexandre Gobatti Ramos
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10 May, 2021
World leaders seem to have too much imagination when it…
Text: Fanny Jönsson
Photo: TT Bildbank/ AFP / Jonathan NACKSTRAND
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05 July, 2020
One third of all fish caught is thrown overboard or…
Text: Peter Löfgren
Photo: Adam Nilsson
Title image: Hanna Teleman/Scanpix/TT
Source: http://www.fao.org/state-of-fisheries-aquaculture/en/
Source: https://www.havochvatten.se/download/18.488610871726fc3fe485a06e/1591606320890/officiellstatistik-JO55SM2001.pdf
Source: https://www.forskning.se/2019/04/25/en-av-tre-ater-aldrig-fisk-och-skaldjur/

Fishing

Small-scale coastal fishermen in the Baltic Sea have been warning for many years that the availability of herring and herring is declining. The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management also sees the same development, reports Swedish Radio’s Ekot…
Text: TT
Photo: Jurek Holzer/TT
The Green Party wants to see an immediate end to all industrial trawling in the Baltic Sea. At the same time, the entire maritime area should be protected. We have an acute crisis that requires urgent crisis response, says spokesman Per Bolund…
Text: Niklas Svahn/TT
Photo: Michael Probst/AP/TT, Henrik Montgomery/TT
The annual fishing ban on eels is brought forward by one month. Now it will be forbidden to catch the critically endangered fish even during October. “Up to 40 percent of the fishing will disappear,” says eel fisherman Hans-Inge”Hånsa”Olofsson…
Text: Daniel Kihlström/TT
Photo: Emil Langvad/TT

Climate and Environment

The invasive fish species black-mouthed goby is already present along the Baltic coast. But now the fish species has made its way far up into the Bothnian Sea, writes Örnsköldsvik’s Allehanda…
Text: Johanna Engman/TT
Photo: Eric Engbretson / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / TT, Johan Hallnäs/TT
Emissions of mineral oils at sea have decreased in recent years – however, chemical emissions into the sea have increased, reports SVT. These are harmful chemicals emitted from ships carrying biofuels, such as tall oil….
Text: TT NYHETSBYRÅN
Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
“It’s a fantastically large emission of methane gas, and a terrible bad luck that it happened exactly where it did,” says Thomas Dahlgren, a marine biologist at the University of Gothenburg….
Text: Lena Scherman
Photo: Kimmo Hagman, Johan Candert

Baltic Sea

Filmmaker and diver Johan Candert takes us behind the camera during the filming of the nature film “The Secret Life of the Seal”. And we get a brief insight into how difficult it can be to film nature film…
Reportage: Johan Candert
Underwater photo: Göran Ehlmé, Johan Candert
Photo: Leif Eiranson, Simon Stanford, Alexandre Gobatti Ramos
Drone: Robert Westerberg
Editor: Alexandre Gobatti Ramos
Filmmaker and diver Johan Candert takes us behind the camera during the filming of the nature film “The Secret Life of the Seal”. And we get a brief insight into how difficult it can be to film nature film…
Reportage: Johan Candert
Underwater photo: Johan Candert, Göran Ehlmé
Photo: Simon Stanford, Leif Eiranson
Drone photo: Robert Westerberg
Editor: Alexandre Gobatti Ramos
The Center Party wants to invest SEK 725 million over the next three years to reduce eutrophication of the Baltic Sea…
Text: TT
Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

West coast

Six experienced underwater photographers join forces and film and photograph the unique underwater world. You visit the mythical Persgrunden and several places around Koster. Several of the divers have dived here before, but that was a long time ago…
Reportage: Johan Candert
Photo: Robert Westerberg, Johan Candert
UV Photo: Göran Ehlmé, Kimmo Hagman, Johan Candert
Editor: Kajsa Grandell
“I saw my first ray in Sweden six months ago, but then I unfortunately didn’t have a camera with me. But now I really got a revenge. At the end of…
UV Photo: Göran Ehlmé
The prosecutor leading the investigation into the shark slaughter in Lysekil’s harbor now hopes to find the culprits. Paint residue on the sharks can lead to a conviction. Deep Sea Reporters/Tobias Dahlin’s minute-long film sequence, which shows the shark massacre, has provoked very strong reactions. Hundreds of thousands of people in Sweden and the world have seen the film, and a large number have reacted with disgust to the way some professional fishermen treat marine animals, in this case protected sharks and rays…
Text: Lena Scherman
Photo: Tobias Dahlin

Internationally

Legendary oceanographer, Sylvia Earle first visited the Galapagos Islands in 1966 and described it as, “the sharkiest fishiest place I’ve ever been.” In July 2022 we return to this special place on a research boat chartered by Dr. Earle’s Mission Blue foundation. The expedition is tasked with checking key environmental health indicators on the 25th anniversary of the Galapagos being declared a marine protected area…
Reportage: Simon Stanford
photo: Johan Candert, Göran Ehlmé, Simon Stanford
Editor: Helena Fredriksson
Rapid climate change vs evolution. The Galapagos cormorant has evolved to thrive in an environment where they can feed near the coast outside the islands where they live. Their wings have shrunk to a third of the size needed for flight and they have become very efficient swimmers. Rapid climate change threatens to disrupt the cold currents that bring nutrient-rich water so close to their remote island home. It is now possible that the millions of years of evolution that have made them so successful in this particular environment will put them at a life-threatening disadvantage…
Reportage: Simon Stanford
Photo: Simon Stanford
Underwater photo: Johan Candert, Göran Ehlmé
Editor: Helena Fredriksson
Alaska suspends all snow crab and king crab fishing this year. The authorities’ decision comes after a sharp decline in crabs in the Barents Sea and Bristol Bay respectively. It is the first time ever that snow crab fishing has been suspended; for the king crabs, it is the second autumn in a row that they have been protected…
Text: TT Nyhetsbyrån
Photo: Lynn Dombek/AP/TT

Research

Soon a decision will be made about mining at the deepest bottom of the world’s oceans. Major stakeholders are in the starting blocks…
Text: Martin Mederyd Hårdh/TT
Photo: Caleb Jones/AP/TT, JAMSTEC/AFP/TT
Graphic: Anders Humlebo/TT
In the ReCod project in Ar on Gotland, they have now succeeded in getting cod to spawn in captivity. This by trying to imitate the cod’s natural environments in the laboratory. During the summer of 2022, it will therefore be possible to release around 1 million cod larvae in three different places in Sweden…
Reportage: Leif Eiranson
Editor: Apollonia Meleouni
Now it is scientifically confirmed. The number of herring fry is dramatically decreasing in the Stockholm archipelago. Scientists suspect that large-scale industrial fishing is largely to blame for the disappearance of herring. Today, the big stickleback reigns: “It’s like a locust invasion,” says Gustaf Almqvist, a fishing expert at the County Administrative Board in Stockholm….
Reportage: Peter Löfgren, Daniel Hedström
Photo: Leif Eiranson, Kimmo Hagman

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