Many of the measures have already been implemented for shellfish fishing (cockles, mussels, oysters). Shrimp fishermen in particular will have a major task ahead of them in the years to come.
At the same time, the other fishing sectors, such as cockle fishing and fixed-gear fishing, are still demanding attention because of the impact they can still have on nature. An exploratory study will be carried out into whether and how a covenant can be reached with fixed-gear fishermen. Furthermore, the transition of the mussel sector has not yet been completed. A commitment to the realisation of the fishing covenants and agreements therefore remains indispensable. An economically vital fishing sector is seen as an inseparable part of a healthy Wadden Sea region. This is a fishing sector that ensures sufficient shellfish stocks, healthy seabed structures, undisturbed areas and a healthy fish and shrimp stock.
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