On the other hand, the southern regions contain a lot of pasture lands which are required for grazing livestock such as cattle and horses. These lands can be mostly found around the edge of the Baltic Proper, in Poland, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. In these regions, milk and dairy products are produced.
Countries like Denmark produce poultry, beef cattle and fur skins. All regions in Poland raise dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, and poultry both for their local market and for export. In the northern parts pasture lands are rare, so farmers are specialized in dairying, and reindeers are raised for their meat and for their antlers and skins. The fresh-water fishing industry is concentrated in the numerous lakes mostly in the southern areas such as Poland. However, fishing industry suffers from depletion, because the principal fishing grounds have become overfished by the many modern fishing fleets that enter North European waters, especially Baltic Sea. Germany has tried to establish rules that would prevent overfishing through The European Country, but the rules were difficult to enforce.