Derelict fishing gear is addressed worldwide as a source of marine litter with extensive hazardous effects on the marine ecosystem. For one and a half years, the MARELITT Baltic project has been planning and executing the mapping, dragging and disposal of ghostnets in the Baltic Sea. We are now ready to show the first results.
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. In an authentic environment, this meeting offers a mix of first-hand experiences including a site-visit to the harbour where ghostnets are landed and also workshops presenting the initial results of the first 1.5 years of the MARELITT Baltic project.
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.
Starting the 17th of October at 09:00 with Site Visits and workshops for smaller groups and continuing the 18th of October at 09:00 with a conference, MARELITT Baltic addresses the following topics:
What are the regional differences between the Baltic Sea countries and do the cleaning activities on the sea bed or on wrecks constitute an environmental risk?
Why have fishing gear been lost and are harbors in the Baltic Sea region prepared with “adequate” reception facilities for retrieved fishing gear?
How do we minimize the problem with derelict fishing gear in the future?
Moderator: Marcin Ruciński (LIFE)