The “Meer & Küste” (Sea & Coast) magazine informing interested tourists, coastal residents and professionals about coastal angling, sustainable tourism and climate change has been published by The Coastal Union Germany (EUCC-D).
The new “Meer & Küste” (Sea & Coast) magazine has been published by The Coastal Union Germany (EUCC-D). With this informational magazine the EUCC-D seeks to inform the wide public about the current condition, problems, possible solutions and developments regarding the Baltic Sea and its coasts. The magazine addresses tourists, coastal residents, those interested in our coasts and coastal professionals.
The current issue deals mainly with sustainability in terms of tourism and recreational fishing. The articles written by experts from practice and science are e.g. about the potential of a sustainable angling tourism within the Baltic Sea Region, the cod quota for recreational fishermen, catch & release, angling camps for children and adolescents, climate change impacts on fish stocks, river re-naturalization and stocking measures. Furthermore some articles focus on nature conservation efforts, sustainable tourism in general and adaptive strategies concerning climate change impacts on coastal communities, to reach a broad readership by varied and interesting topics.
The “Meer & Küste” magazine is an important part of the German stakeholder information about sustainable coastal angling and the realization was financially supported by the CATCH project. It has a circulation of 35.000 copies and is freely available in angling shops, tourist information centers, environmental education groups, scientific institutions and civil offices along the German Baltic coast.
The recent magazine and all previous issues are also directly available on our EUCC-D webpage.
Within the project CATCH (Coastal Angling Tourism – a development chance for the South Baltic Region) a cross-border concept for a sustainable coastal angling tourism will be developed. In this regard CATCH will analyze the supply and demand structures of coastal angling tourism at the Baltic Sea, identify examples of successful angling tourism concepts and combine them with future development goals. On this basis, together with coastal stakeholders concepts for sustainable coastal angling tourism will be evolved, taking into account social, economic and ecological aspects. Information on relevant products, angling spots and stakeholders will be bundled and marketed on a multilingual online platform.
Project Partners: University of Rostock (DE), EUCC – The Coastal Union Germany (DE), Municipality of Vordingborg (DK), Green Federation “GAJA” (PL), Klaipeda University (LT), Nida Culture and Tourism Information Centre “Agila” (LT) and further associated partners in Lithuania, Poland, Denmark and Germany
Project webpage: www.catch-southbaltic.eu
Funded by EU Interreg A South Baltic Programme 2014-2020, European Regional Development Fund – EFRE