Eutrophication is a major problem in the Baltic Sea. Leakage of nutrients from agricultures is one of the major contributing factors to the problem. In order to reduce eutrophication the government endorses more farmers to structure liming their fields.
Last Wednesday the European Commission presented their annual proposal on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea. The proposal indicates the amount of fish that EU fishermen can catch during 2016 and concerns the Baltic Sea’s 10 main commercial fish stocks.
The documentary "Ghost nets - what happened next?" by underwater cameraman Joakim Odelberg was aired on TV4 in August 2015. The film is a sequel to the first film called “Ghosts in the Baltic Sea”. Discarded fishing gear - so-called ghost nets, continue to catch fish for decades which has negative effects on the fishing industry, causing ecological damage and affects safety at sea. You can see "Ghost nets - what happened next?" on our homepage.
In the report “Genetic screening of cod originating from the Åland Sea” The Swedish University of Agriculture and the University of Gothenburg establish whether there is any deviations compared to other cod populations in the Baltic Sea. The result demonstrates that there are genetic deviations, however small, between the population of cod spawning in the Åland Sea and the populations spawning in the south of the Baltic Sea.