Fishing plays a central role in achieving this perspective. The PRW has its origins here and was founded partially as a result of the Covenant on the transition of the mussel sector and nature restoration in the Wadden Sea (2008). Since then, agreements have also been made with other fishing sectors on reducing the impact of fishing on the Wadden Sea.

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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