Goal and Work


We are at the intersection of science and policy; industry and environmental organisations. This position makes us unique.



About FishSec

The Fisheries Secretariat (FishSec) is a politically independent non-profit organisation. We are dedicated to the protection and restoration of marine ecosystem services, with a focus on fisheries. FishSec was established in 2003 and the hub is in Stockholm.

Our goals

Our goals are: 

  • Well managed seas with rich biodiversity.
  • Thriving fish stocks to secure healthy and local seafood to consumers. 
  • A sustainable fishing sector.


Our work

We advocate for fisheries within the limits of the marine ecosystem, preserving marine resources as well as their habitats. We are mainly active in the EU and regional policy development in the Baltic Sea.

Our aim is to implement policy that ensures sustainable fishing. Our work is based on four significant cornerstones:

  • analysis
  • research
  • communication
  • dialogue – with policymakers and stakeholders, building on science and practical experience.

Our privacy policy can be read here.

Last updated: September 1, 2023