On December 13, 2013 the project "Towards length-optimised fishing in the Baltic Sea" held a final seminar of the results from phase 1. It was mainly the results of the biological studies that attracted attention.
In the project "Permanent phosphorus binding in Baltic Sea bottom sediments” Sven Blomqvist, senior lecturer at the Department of Ecology and Environmental botany at Stockholm University, has investigated whether lime-based byproducts from lime and concrete industry effectively can bind phosphorus on a long term basis in the anoxic environment present in the bottom sediment of the Baltic Sea.
Discards has been one of the major problems of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy. Approximately one-fourth edible fish caught within the EU is thrown back, making it a total of 1, 7 million tons of fish per year. In the Baltic Sea about ten percent of the catch is thrown back in the sea. Completely unnecessarily.
On February 10, you can see Joakim Odelbergs and Leofilms documentary on ghost nets. The documentary airs at 20:00 in the World of Science (SVT2). Ghost nets are discarded fishing gear that continues to catch fish for decades, affecting the size of the fish population, causing suffering to wildlife and unforgivable destruction of our common natural resources.