Between September 8 and 12 2013 Trelleborg Municipality picked up 20 km fishing gears from the water east and west of Smygehuk in south of Swden. The work is part of the project "Ghost nets outside Smygehamn" initiated by Sten Björk, vice president of Trelleborg Municipality's Development Coorporation, and funded by BalticSea2020 and of The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.
In 2007, BalticSea2020s grand media project The Baltic Sea Media Project was initiated by Folke Rydén and Mattias Klum. For ten years they will produce five documentaries and a feature film as well as develop interactive educational materials for educators, teachers and students in the region around the Baltic Sea. Until today, over 25,000 DVDs with documentaries and related study guides have been ordered by schools in Sweden.
BalticSea2020 has met three parliamentarians from Fish for the Future, who talks about their views on the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Meet the MEPs Isabella Lövin, Christofer Fjellner and Chris Davies, who before the voting on February 6, 2013 have worked hard to ensure that the Parliament will support a fisheries legislation that value profitable and sustainable fisheries. Read the entire article here.
On October 23, the European Parliament voted on their view on the regulation for fisheries subsidies for the period 2014-2020. The voting was preceded by tough negotiations between the various political groups but also between different national approaches.