Development, promotion and sustainable management of the Baltic Sea Region as a coastal fishing tourism destination.

Recreational fishing in the Baltic Sea, which partly relies on sea trout, has untapped potential for growth and sustainable jobs. The project aims to showcase destinations for coastal fishing and advise on relevant policy regulations. It proposes solutions for efficient restoration of sea trout stock in order to boost the coastal fishing industry.

Increased fishing tourism

RETROUT develops and promotes the Baltic Sea region as a coastal fishing tourism destination with the main focus placed on the sea trout. This is achieved by triggering cooperation among selected key players, target groups and supporting organisations at each destination.

Sustainable management

RETROUT develops sustainable and efficient management methods for the sea trout in the Baltic Sea region. Research institutes and key project partners provide thematic expertise in the fields of river restoration, tourism development, fishery and ecosystem service management.

Laws and regulations

RETROUT strengthens a governance framework for fishing tourism in the Baltic Sea region. The project and its partners provide guidance in the form of toolboxes for river restoration and fishing tourism. These toolboxes shall be used by authorities to help foster sustainable growth and jobs through appropriate policy and regulatory adjustments.