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Continued use of ecosystems

challenges for fishing and farming communities

Tunon, Håkan and Kvarnström, Marie and Boström, Joakim and Utbult Almkvist, Anna-Karin (2019). Continued use of ecosystems. Baltic Worlds. 12 , 40-49
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Although there have been great changes in the lives and livelihoods of people in the Baltic Sea archipelago during the last century, the lives of local inhabitants are still strongly linked to the local nature, culture, and history. Customary use of local ecosystems provides resources for the household, but it is also an important carrier of local identity, culture, and way of life. Fishing, hunting, and harvesting of berries, mushrooms, etc., function as cultural and intergenerational glue for the local community context even today. This paper reflects upon the cultural and social importance of the small scale and informal economy in the Swedish Baltic Sea archipelago for sustainably living local communities, some of the present challenges to its continuation, and the potentials for positive change. It is based on participatory research on customary use of biodiversity and local and traditional knowledge in the Kalix Archipelago in the northern Bothnian Bay and in the Sankt Anna Archipelago in the Baltic Sea proper.

Authors/Creators:Tunon, Håkan and Kvarnström, Marie and Boström, Joakim and Utbult Almkvist, Anna-Karin
Title:Continued use of ecosystems
Subtitle:challenges for fishing and farming communities
Series Name/Journal:Baltic Worlds
Year of publishing :2019
Page range:40-49
Number of Pages:10
Publisher:Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) Södertörn University, Stockholm.
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Fish and Wildlife Management
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
Keywords:local community, customary use, bio-cultural heritage, local and traditional knowledge, Sankt Anna Archipelago, Kalix Archipelago
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Alternative URL:http://balticworlds.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BW-2-2019-Special-section-ife-in-the-Archipelago-pp37_89.pdf
ID Code:16647
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Swedish Biodiversity Centre
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Deposited On:05 Mar 2020 11:27
Metadata Last Modified:05 Mar 2020 11:27

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