Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Managers of marine protected areas connect in Vaasa for better transboundary collaboration

Reed aquatic grass in Finland © Pixabay To improve cooperation and transboundary management between marine protected areas in the Baltic Sea, HELCOM… Read More »

How to make the most of manure

In a bid to curb nutrient losses from agriculture, the root cause of eutrophication and algal blooms in the Baltic… Read More »

HELCOM publishes its report on aerial surveillance of discharges at sea in 2018

HELCOM recently published its report on aerial surveillance of discharges at sea in 2018, confirming the trend of reduction of spills… Read More »

HELCOM sails through shipping-heavy week

Early September was shipping-intensive, with HELCOM participating in three events on maritime activities in Sweden. HELCOM first promoted cleaner shipping… Read More »

Bye-bye bycatch: HELCOM and OSPAR are pooling efforts to deal with incidental catch of species

To better understand incidental bycatch of marine mammals and seabirds due to fishing, HELCOM and its sister organization from the… Read More »

The Red Sea goes Baltic

The high-level delegation from the Red Sea at the HELCOM premises on 28 August 2019. © Riku Isohella  What can the… Read More »

Welcome remarks by Rüdiger Strempel, HELCOM’s new Executive Secretary

On 1 August 2019 I assumed the position of Executive Secretary of HELCOM. I am very pleased to join such… Read More »

HELCOM gets a new Executive Secretary

​ On 1 August 2019, Rüdiger Strempel assumed the position of HELCOM Executive Secretary, after serving as  Executive Secretary of the Common… Read More »

HELCOM Hot Spots: two Kaliningrad pollution sites get wiped off the list at key HELCOM meeting

​Two former pollution sites located in the Kaliningrad region in Russia were approved for removal from the HELCOM Hot Spot… Read More »

HELCOM’s Executive Secretary will change in August 2019

Rüdiger Strempel and Monika Stankiewicz, HELCOM Secretariat, Helsinki, 19 July 2019. © HELCOM  The current Executive Secretary of HELCOM, Ms Monika Stankiewicz, will step… Read More »