Significant water conservation initiatives to be implemented along the Baltic Sea coast thanks to Catena

The aim of the ‘Fyra åtgärder för mer Östersjöfisk’ (Four measures for more Baltic Sea fish) project is to improve stocks of pike, perch and trout along the Baltic Sea coast, with the additional benefits of a healthier coastal environment with a rich biodiversity and more pleasant outdoor environments. The Penningby and Bergshamra rivers, together with Koholma and Sänsjö wetlands in Norrtälje municipality, will all be affected. The project is run by Sportfiskarna – the Swedish Anglers’ Association. For Catena, collaboration with other companies, stakeholder organisations and associations are a vital factor for the success of sustainability initiatives. In addition to helping create better aquatic environments, Catena's ambition is to gather important knowledge about water conservation – knowledge that can be useful both in connection with our existing properties and in connection with Catena's new builds.

The current project has already been granted government aid with support from the water conservation projects ordinance (LOVA ordinance), but the government’s share of the financing may not exceed 80 percent of the total costs. With Catena’s financial support the project was able to start.

We are very pleased that Catena wants to contribute to Sportfiskarna’s efforts to help protect the Baltic coast’s fish stocks and ecology. With a strong co-financier like Catena behind us, we at Sportfiskarna can now focus fully on another project to ensure robust water conservation with our sights set on increasing the number of fish found in fresh water habitats.

Nils Ljunggren, head of Region Mitt for Sportfiskarna