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Agricultural cooperation becomes easier between Russian and English speakers

​Less unnecessary ambiguity in international cooperation regarding agriculture, livestock and manure management is now possible, thanks to the newly published… Read More »

Ready to ensure coherent implementation of maritime spatial planning in the Baltic

​Future implementation of the European Union (EU) Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Baltic Sea region as well… Read More »

Clean up of spills in the Baltic Sea practiced in international exercise

​Sixteen oil response vessels from seven Baltic Sea coastal countries and institutions participated in HELCOM’s international response exercise ‘ 2014’ yesterday… Read More »

Prevention of oil disasters rehearsed next week

​HELCOM’s international response exercise ‘Balex Delta’ will be held on 10-12 June in Latvian territorial waters. Ten oil response vessels from… Read More »

How to get rid of litter in Baltic shores and waters

​The first HELCOM marine litter workshop begins today by discussing on the best way forward to develop Regional Action Plan… Read More »

Recovery of Baltic wild salmon population planned for Russian river

Sustaining the wild salmon population in Luga River, North-West Russia – having a significant impact in preventing the decline of… Read More »

HELCOM and cruising industry launch joint survey on sewage delivery in the Baltic

​ and (CLIA) have launched a joint information gathering on sewage delivery in the Baltic Sea Region in advance of… Read More »

Radioactivity in the Baltic Sea unbrokenly monitored for three decades

​Monitoring of radioactive substances in the Baltic Sea is one of the longest-lived, continuous activities of HELCOM, mainly thanks to… Read More »

Seeking further solutions for less nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea

​Better sewage sludge handling, which would improve phosphorus recycling and reduce its losses to the Baltic marine environment, as well… Read More »

Protection of Baltic Sea biodiversity taking steps forward

The species, habitats and biotopes with the highest risk of extinction in the Baltic Sea will get better protection through… Read More »