Marelitt baltic

The focus with MARELITT Baltic project is to reduce the impact of marine litter in the form of derelict fishing gear ine the Baltic Sea.

Derelict fishing gear (DFG) is addressed worldwide as a source of marine litter with extensive hazardous effects on the marine ecosystem. Despite intense media focus, the problem is poorly known in the fisheries industry and among politicians. MARELITT Baltic will be the first transnational initiative in the world providing an operation oriented, all target groups involved, all-in-one solution to turn a diffuse problem into a clear, transparent and apprehensible topic contributing to an enhanced international readiness to act. The project will create the basis for all future dragging operations in the Baltic Sea. It will contribute to a Baltic Sea free from marine litter and hazardous substances and it will increase sustainable treatment of derelict fishing gear

Project partners

  • Municipality of Simrishamn, Lead partner (SE)
  • Keep the Estonian Sea Tidy (EE)
  • WWF Poland Foundation (PL)
  • WWF Germany (DE)
  • Keep Sweden Tidy (SE)
  • Maritime University of Szczecin (PL)
  • Kolobrzeg Fish Producers Group (PL)
  • Institue of Logistics and Warehousing (PL)
  • Estonian Divers Association (EE)







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