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Fortum supports Clean Baltic Sea project with 400 000 EUR

Fortum contributes EUR 400,000 to the Baltic Sea 2020's and John Nurminen Foundation's Clean Baltic Sea project aiming at reducing phosphorous discharges from municipal sources in Poland.


City of Warsaw Takes Action to Reduce Phosphorus Discharges into River Vistula and the Baltic Sea

The Mayor of Warsaw Mrs. Hanna Gronkiewicz – Waltz together with the Chairs of the private foundations John Nurminen Foundation in Finland and Baltic Sea 2020 in Sweden signed a Letter of Intent this week, expressing their intention to drastically reduce the amount of phosphorus leaving Warsaw Waste Water Treatment Plants.


More cod – the best way to combat algal blooms

“There is a strong connection between algal bloom and the lack of cod” says Katarina Veem, Baltic Sea 2020.


Illegal fishing plays a decisive role for the cod quota

If illegal fishing continues, quotas must be adjusted accordingly, the scientific advice stresses. To maintain a profitable fishing industry and favourable environmental conditions we need to make sure that the cod fishing quotas are set in compliance with the scientific advice from ICES.


Minister of Agriculture must follow the scientific advice

ICES, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, has today recommended lowering cod quotas for the western stock of the Baltic Sea for 2009.


Finnish-Swedish cooperation to clean up the Baltic Sea

Baltic Sea 2020 and John Nurminen Foundation have launched the ”Clean Baltic Sea Poland” project with the objective of decreasing the levels of phosphorus in the Baltic Sea. Phosphorus, in too large quantities, is the primary reason for the flowering of blue green algae in the Baltic Sea, now a regular and undesirable summer phenomena. The foundations have the ambition to together help to make the phosphorus purification more effective at selected Polish wastewater treatment plants. The goal is to reduce the discharge of phosphorus from the wastewater treatment plants by 1,000 tons per year.


Study guides to For Cod's sake

Cod is the main predator in the Baltic marine ecosystem. When too much cod has been taken from the sea, the relationships between species in the food chain are changed. When the cod has been fished out, sprats increased which leads to a decrease of zooplankton, which contributes to an increase in phytoplankton.