What’s the problem with the Baltic Sea?
The Baltic Sea is one of the most unique marine ecosystems in the world. Not only is the Baltic Sea home to rich levels of biodiversity and wildlife, but it sustains the livelihoods and economies of millions of people in the nine coastal countries who also call the Baltic Sea region home.
The Baltic Sea, however, has paid a heavy price from decades of human activity in and around the sea – over-fishing, irresponsible shipping practices, physical exploitation and the pressures from agriculture and industry continue to negatively impact its sensitive environment.
As a result, the Baltic is now one of the most threatened marine ecosystems on the planet.