Rural Affairs, Animals and Food



Agriculture is the engine of rural enterprise: the primary products produced by farmers lead to jobs further down the line. Making Sweden's farmers more competitive is therefore one of the most important factors in creating new jobs, both in rural areas and in towns and cities.


The Government's aim is for commercial fishing, angling and the fisheries industry to contribute to jobs, welfare and thriving coastal and lakeside communities. To succeed in this, all fishing must be conducted with a view to resource-efficiency and environmental sustainability, supported by effective regulations and using selective fishing equipment.