Herring gone – the stickleback invades

11 May, 2022

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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 rules:

– It’s like a grasshopper invasion,” says Gustaf Almqvist, fisheries expert at the County Administrative Board in Stockholm.

Reportage: Peter Löfgren, Daniel Hedström
Photo: Leif Eiranson, Kimmo Hagman

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