Reducing the impact of marine litter in the form of derelict fishing gear in the Baltic sea
Ghost nets (Derelict Fishing Gears, DFG) are addressed worldwide as a source of marine litter with extensive hazardous effects on the marine ecosystem. From 5.500 to 10.000 gillnets and trawl nets are lost every year. In 2016, the Marelitt Baltic project was initiated as a response to the ghost net problem. It is a transnational initiative, funded by the EU, with participation from Sweden, Estonia, Poland and Germany. For the last years, the project team has been working to find a sustainable way to approach DFG in the Baltic Sea. Using GLOBIL we developed an interactive Story Map on a hosted website to feature the various data and analyses provided by the project.