On behalf of the project group, we would like to give a warm thank you to all the participants of the MARELITT Baltic Final Conference in Stockholm.

For the last three years, partners of the MARELITT Baltic project have been working to reduce the impact of derelict fishing gear, ghost nets, in the Baltic Sea. The project has covered many aspects of the problem – such as mapping, retrieval, recycling and prevention. The result of our work is a handbook called The Baltic Sea Blueprint that was a presented during the first day of the final conference. It is a roadmap on how to approach derelict fishing gear in a sustainable way, both for today and for the future.

The two days in Stockholm was a great success where all the different aspects of the DFG issue was presented and discussed. We heard presentations providing both solutions and mitigating options from not only the Baltic Sea area but from many different areas and seas.

Presentations from the two days can be found under the speakers pages. The presentation from the MARELITT Baltic project team can be found HERE

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