Oceana in the Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea covers an area of 415,266 square kilometers in Northen Europe, almost entirely surrounded by nine different countries.Baltic Sea is a very unique brackish water environment. At the same time, it’s one of the most polluted seas in the world. Destructive fishing practices, like bottom trawling, high levels of by-catch and illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing all lead to the degradation of its marine habitats.
Oceana's team of specialists in Copenhagen work to protect this unique sea from IUU fishing and improve the network of Marine Protected Areas. Oceana's offices in Europe, North America, Central America and South America work together on a limited number of directed campaigns to help return the oceans to their former levels of richness.