On the 20–21st of March 2019, the MARELITT Baltic project will host the Final Conferece in Stockholm. For the first time, we will present The Baltic Sea Blueprint – a handbook on how to approach lost and discarded fishing gear in terms of mapping, retrieval, recycling and prevention.
The MARELITT Baltic project are now performing an experiment to explore tools that can be used for mapping of areas with lost fishing gear. Through this experiment, we offer insitutes a chance to test hydro-acoustic instrument on two verified and authentic objects.
We are happy to welcome Mr. Crayton Fenn from Fenn Enterprises Washington, USA, as an expert for searching lost fishing gear by side-scan sonar. During an excursion by boat, Mr. Fenn will demonstrate the side-scan sonar technique, that might be possible to apply within the MARELITT Baltic project.
On the 17-18th of October, MARELITT Baltic invites you to Kolobrzeg and the surrounding coastal harbours to hear about the retrieval of ghostnets from the Baltic Sea. This is a unique opportunity for you as a stakeholder to take part of new knowledge and discuss all issues regarding mitigation measures of ghost fishing in the Baltic Sea with the MARELITT Baltic team and all partners.
on June 15th, we will host a consultation meeting with the national agencies for nature conservation and NGOsinterested in the ghostnet retrieval operations.
Invited are the Federal agencies for nature conservation (BfN, UBA), the regional offices for nature protection and fisheries control, as well as the largest NGOs (BUND, NABU, Greenpeace).
Our project "Reducing the impact of marine litter in the form of derelict fishing gear on theBaltic Sea environment" has been nominated for the third Baltic Clean Maritim Award (BCMA) in the category “Technology and Innovation" and that you are among the finalists for the first prize. The price is awarded annually and will be awarded by the Baltic Sea Forum on June 14th 2017 at the EUSBSR Annual Forum in Berlin.
Partners from Sweden meets Swedish Coast Guard initiating capcity building.
Marta Kalinowska from WWF Poland will present the MARELITT Baltic project at the meeting.