Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

Sara Hornborg

Last modified: 2014-09-11


The fishing phase generally dominates the total environmental impact and resource use attributed to the seafood product. Great differences are however seen between similar products. These differences are the result of fisheries having different management in terms of e.g. gears and effort. The integrated perspective Life Cycle thinking brings could therefore prove to be important to inform fishing policy for an overall better resource use in seafood production. Based on examples of Swedish fisheries, resource management in fisheries supported by life cycle thinking is discussed. It is concluded that more integrated approaches is vital for the future development of the sector.


seafood; LCA; fisheries management; fuel; by-catches


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