The Baltic Sea is severely affected by general threats likebiodiversity loss and climate change, and by specific local pressuressuch as eutrophication, overfishing, elevated levels of contaminantssuch as pharmaceuticals, and litter, in particular plastic waste.Concerned by the poor state of the Sea and its marine environment, EUCommissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries VirginijusSinkevičius is organising [...]
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NonHazCity is competing with five other projects in the Interreg 30 years Project Slam organised by Interact. The project, a flagship of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, has been selected out of more than 150 cooperation projects for its innovative communication – and its considerable outreach to citizens. The winner will be [...]
This year the Interreg South Baltic Programme decided to organise their Annual Event "Impact of Interreg funds on small regions" in digital format. Please save the date – 17 September, 10 am – 1 pm CET. Agenda of the event at https://southbaltic.eu/documents/18165/470663/Virtual+Annual+Event+2020+AGENDA.pdf/14a9b95d-b704-41e0-bb61-b27c77576a66. Registration at https://southbaltic.eu/registration2020.
Feasibility study of the development of angling tourism and fishing sector in lithuanian seaside municipalities
Changing consumer behavior and lifestyles lead to increasing needs of tourists. The desire to get to know other cultures, gain unique experiences or acquire new skills encourages people to travel to other countries and gives opportunity for tour operators to offer new niche or personalized products. Tourism promotion campaigns also change over time - the [...]
We recommend the publication of the CATCH project (in Polish) - "Zrównoważona turystyka wędkarska na Zatoce Pomorskiej i Zalewie Szczecińskim" and " Przewodnik wędkarski po Zalewie Szczecińskim i Zatoce Pomorskiej". Both publication can be download below: http://catch-southbaltic.eu/downloads/
Results of a post-event evaluation survey of the CATCH project final conference are now available and can be chceck below: CONFERENCE_EVALUATION_REPORT
"Last week, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) published two gloomy catch advices for cod in the North Sea and in the Kattegat. Following the alarming report published in April which estimated that the cod stock in the Eastern Baltic is “in extremely depleted state”, the ICES has now announced that the cod [...]
The ban on cod fishing in the Eastern Baltic Sea introduced by the European Commission on Tuesday will remain in force until the end of the year. The reason for the ban is simple. The aim is to save the poorly conditioned Atlantic cod stock in this part of the Baltic. "We urgently need to [...]
Within the framework of the project CATCH a photo competition about sustainable recreational fishing at the Baltic Sea coast was organized. Now the winning submissions of our competition “Fishing South Baltic” have been awarded. The CATCH photo competition was held within the partner countries and the submitted pictures were meant to give an impression of [...]
In 5 towns over the Szczecin lagoon, educational and information boards of the CATCH project were created. They inform about the specificity of a given fishery, they contain many indications for anglers. We hope that they will help anglers to get to know the fishery and comply with the rules in force.