Sweden

The conflicts within Swedish fishing are very fierce. Small-scale coastal fishermen on the east and south coasts face a small number of giant trawlers from...
Chronicler: Peter Löfgren
Photo: Ida Åkesson/SPA
It is early morning sometime late winter last year. Out on the islands in the Skarv archipelago in the sea belt outside Stockholm, female seals...
reportage/redigering: Kajsa Grandell
Seal populations rebound after hunting ban and environmental efforts, sparking debate between conservation needs and the impact on fishing. Dive into the story....
Reportage: Lena Scherman
Editing: Alexandre Gobatti
Photo: Kimmo Hagman, Johan Candert, Leif Eiransson, Simon Stanford, Anders Kronborg, Lunds Universitet
Since almost four years ago, we have license hunting on gray seals, since two years on harbor seals and protection hunts on ringed seals since...
Reportage: Lena Scherman
Foto: Hans Berggren, Johan Candert/DSR, Alexandre Gobatti/DSR, Kimmo Hagman/DSR,Göran Ehlmé/DSR, Simon Stanford/DSR, Tobias Dahlin/DSR, Ismaele Tortella
Redigering: Alexandre Gobatti
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency decided this year that we should shoot 630 harbor seals, 1500 gray seals and 350 ringed seals. Some think that...
Reportage: Lena Scherman/Alexandre Gobatti
Sweden, Finland, and Norway conduct hunting for seals as trophy hunting. In most other countries, hunting of large marine mammals has been prohibited. In the...
Reportage: Daniel Hager/Lena Scherman/Alexandre Gobatti
The New Economics Foundation think tank was able to show in a report already in 2019 that EU countries took 300,000 tons more fish into...
reportage: Daniel Hager, Alexandre Gobatti, Lena Scherman
A small crowd has gathered at the edge of Rönne å in Skåne to participate in the annual eel release. Almost a million eels are...
Reportage: Lena Scherman
Photo and Editing: Alexandre Giobatti
Sweden's only whale is not easy to see. In the Baltic Sea it is acutely threatened, but outside Kullaberg there is a small colony. There,...
REPORTAGE: MARKO T WRAMÉN
PHOTO: MARKO T WRAMÉN, SARA TORRES ORTIZ, JAKOB HØJER KRISTENSEN, PER CARLSSON
EDIT BY: ANNA W THORBJÖRNSSON
"Don’t catch any eels at all” say the scientists, if you want to have any eels left in the future. But according to Sofia Brockmark...
REPORTAGE: LENA SCHERMAN
FOTO: TOBIAS DAHLIN, MARCUS LARSSON
DRÖNARE: ROBERT WESTERBERG
The small but spectacularly beautiful comb jelly Mnemiopsis leydyi, can reproduce at a dismaying speed, and copes with warm and cold water and even different...
Reportage: Lena Scherman
Photo: Tobias Dahlin
From 1 January this year, fishing quotas have been reintroduced for spin dogfish, and it is also covered by the discard ban, known as the...
Reportage: Lena Scherman
Foto: Tobias Dahlin
The film "What have we done?" which shows man's ruthlessness towards our oceans was praised and named "Honorable mention" in the international competition DPG/Wetpixel Masters...
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