Water habitat Section

This section

  • is responsible for the inventory of floodplains of national importance and supports the cantons in the preservation and promotion of the floodplains
  • ensures the promotion of aquatic fauna and the protection and restoration of its habitat (enforcement of the Fishing Act)
  • develops action plans and implementation guides for aquatic fauna
  • ensures sustainable fishing
  • represents Switzerland in international boundary waters commissions
  • creates statistics on fishing in Switzerland
  • organises professional development courses for fishery overseers

Section topics:


Andreas Knutti

Andreas Knutti
Position: head of section, Head of Fisheries Sector
Responsibilities: Management of the section, policies and strategies for water and fisheries habitat, handling of international affairs
Tel.: +41 58 464 72 83
E-mail: andreas.knutti@bafu.admin.ch

Markus Thommen
Position: deputy head of section
Responsibilities: Quality assurance of hydraulic engineering and hydropower
Tel.: +41 58 462 80 78
E-mail: markus.thommen@bafu.admin.ch

Alvaro Baumann y Carmona
Restoration of fish migration routes, fisheries management
Tel.: +41 58 466 78 21
E-mail: alvaro.baumannycarmona@bafu.admin.ch

Diego Dagani
Responsibilities: Fishery statistics, boundary waters, fish management, research
Tel.: +41 58 462 52 41
E-mail: diego.dagani@bafu.admin.ch

Daniel Hefti
Responsibilities: Fish and crustacean management, fish mobility, boundary waters
Tel.: +41 58 462 92 42
E-mail: daniel.hefti@bafu.admin.ch

Martin Huber Gysi
Responsibilities: Fish mobility, boundary waters
Tel.: +41 58 462 93 42
E-mail: martin.hubergysi@bafu.admin.ch

Stephan Lussi
Responsibilities: Floodplains, water revitalisation, research
Tel.: +41 58 464 49 94
E-mail: stephan.lussi@bafu.admin.ch

Last modification 01.05.2020

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Biodiversity and Landscape Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Worblentalstrasse 68, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 462 93 89
Fax: +41 58 463 89 74


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