In a report from 2020, published by BalticSea2020, the authors believe that large-scale fishing in the Baltic Sea is neither economically nor financially profitable for the state. On the contrary, it costs us all big money.
The authors of the report, national economist Stefan Fölster, professor Per Larsson and associate professor Henrik Svedäng and professor Christoph Humborg, write that the profit for the state finances of completely stopping large-scale fishing would be SEK 239 million per year. The socio-economic profit would be SEK 387 million per year.
In the above clip, you can listen to Stefan Fölster telling more.