Environment & Sustainability

Overfishing is a problem in the Baltic Sea. One-half cut in quota for eastern Baltic cod proposed. Western Baltic cod under safe biological limits and illegal discarding of undersize fish doubled. Western spring spawning herring catch should be zero. Up to 100% of undersized plaice being discarded Responding to...

On Friday, May 25th, it is time for the launch of PU:REST – Sweden’s first beer brewed with recycled water. The project is a collaboration between IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, New Carnegie Brewery and Carlsberg Sweden. The main purpose of the project is to highlight sustainable water management...

What makes for a successful transition to a low-carbon energy system? Local involvement, perceived fairness and information sharing, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden. The researchers studied two cases, one in Samsø (Denmark) and one in Feldheim (Germany) of successful implementation of...

HELCOM came closer to its goals of reducing pollution loads on the Baltic Sea, as acknowledged during a key event held in Berlin from 18 to 20 April 2018, the Eighth Meeting of the HELCOM Working Group on Reduction of Pressures from the Baltic Sea Catchment Area (PRESSURE 8-2018). The PRESSURE group is responsible...

Reducing by-catch rates, preserving biodiversity and at the same time ensuring profitability – these are essential aspects of a sustainable fishing industry. A new acoustic warning device has been developed and successfully tested in a research project. This warning device reduced by-catch of harbour porpoises by 70...