National workshop in Simrishamn, Sweden

Last week, the MARELITT Baltic lead partner arranged a national workshop in Simrishamn, on the topic "how to prevent gear loss in the future". Participants from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Administration, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Swedish fishermen’s producer organization, Sea and coastal fishermen’s producer organization and gill net fishermen, were present. Discussions about on-going policy work, adoption of “a zero vision” and actions to minimize loss of fishing gears in the future, were some of the main topics during the workshop.