Sustainable wellbeing from the sea

A healthy Baltic Sea

By 2050, through cooperation, maritime livelihoods will be successfully adjusted to the preconditions pertaining to marine ecosystems. Marine ecosystems will be fostered as a whole alongside cultural heritage, making progressive use of research information and a renewing approach. Taking care of the good status of the marine environment will be part of normal operations in all sectors, as well as being identified as a precondition for wellbeing.

Sustainable blue growth

Finland will lead the way in sustainable blue growth in marine areas. Innovations, a common will and cross-border cooperation will create a competitive advantage for the entire country. Successful marine trades and vibrant coastal regions strengthen one another, as well as providing exemplary low-carbon, resource-efficient and circular economy solutions, also at the international level.

Wellbeing for people

The use of marine areas will increase wellbeing in Finnish society and communities. Operations and movement in marine areas are safe, as well as being considerate of the special characteristics of the marine area. Systematic long-term cooperation and the controlled use of marine areas will support society’s transition to an era where there is a balance between human activity and the marine environment.

Sector-specific visions

Tourism and recreation
Local operators will further develop the recreational use of marine areas, as well as tourism services and their accessibility, in a sustainable way taking specific characteristics of the areas into consideration. Particular pull factors include nature, experiences and authenticity.

We will promote the transition to a low-carbon society by increasing offshore wind production. Energy will be produced cost-effectively in marine areas, taking sustainable development and safety into account.

Maritime logistics
Maritime logistics will be globally competitive, safe and sustainable.

Fishing and aquaculture


Sustainable commercial fishing will support self-sufficiency and produce climate-friendly food. It will also strengthen the vitality of coastal regions and the archipelago, based on collaborative local decision-making 


Aquaculture supports self-sufficiency, produces sustainable and climate-friendly local and Finnish food, and creates vitality for the archipelago and the coastal regions. Aquaculture supports the coastal infrastructure related to fishing.

New innovations and cooperation between sectors make use of technology to develop new products from marine biota, creating livelihoods and supporting employment in the archipelago and coastal regions.

Maritime industry
The maritime industry promotes the sustainable and need-based use of marine areas and minimises the adverse effects of operations by developing and using technology. The growing maritime industry creates wellbeing locally and nationally.

Extractive sector
The development of the extractive sector is based on research and innovation. The exploitation of marine sand and other minerals in the marine area is in line with the good status of the maritime environment goal.

Nature conservation and management
All operators impacting the marine environment take into account the ecological preconditions of the marine environment and safeguard marine biodiversity. Collaborative and sustainable protection of the marine environment improves the state of the marine ecosystem.

Cultural heritage
Marine cultural heritage is fostered, and there is now more information on marine cultural heritage. Cultural heritage promotes the conservation and development of biodiversity and the vitality of coastal regions.