The perch has previously been commonly occurring along the Baltic Sea coastline, but similar to the pike; the perch has decreased during the mid -1990s. The cause is hard to pinpoint, but the decrease of the perch coincides with several other changes in the Baltic Sea ecosystem. In the project "Restoration efforts with perch in focus" the Swedish Anglers Association has gathered knowledge and developed restoration measures for perch and explored the possibility of increasing the reproduction of perch. In april they published the final report from the project.
One of the Foundation's largest demonstration projects "Living Coast" has been published in the highly rated scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology.
During the summers of 2012 and 2013, the BalticSea2020 Foundation carried out an aluminium treatment project on the anoxic bottoms of Björnö Bay. The purpose was to help the bay’s sediment regain the ability to bind phosphorus. After the treatment, the Björnö Bay has achieved the same water quality it had in the 1950s.
Baltic Eye has developed a new policy brief on advance wastewater treatment.With new techniques there is potential to significantly reduce emissions of both known and unknown substances to the aquatic environment and reduce the risk of marine pollution.
BalticSea2020 are delighted to participate in the Baltic Sea Future Congress at Stockholm International Fairs in Stockholm on 6-7 March. Baltic Sea Future is a multidisciplinary congress initiated by the City of Stockholm, Stockholm University and the Sustainable Seas Foundation. With the help of scientists and good examples from the municipalities and companies the aim is to give municipalities greater knowledge, motivation and tools in efforts for a healthier Baltic Sea and achieve the EU's Baltic Sea Strategy and Agenda 2030, with the 17 sustainability goals adopted globally.