The Baltic is the youngest sea on our planet, emerging from the retiring ice masses only some 10,000-15,000 years ago. Governed by special hydrographical and climatic conditions, the Baltic Sea is one of the planet’s largest bodies of brackish water. Saltwater from the North-East Atlantic blends with fresh water from the surrounding rivers and streams that run through 14 different countries in the catchment, an area four times larger than the Sea itself.
Working with the fishing industry and policy makers, we focus on improving fishery sustainability in the Baltic Sea through policy development. In several of our projects, including those on Baltic cod and European eel we collaborate with partners in other EU member states around the Baltic Sea.