The Baltic Harbour Porpoise more widely distributed than previously known

CCB has produced a new brochure on the problems and needs of the Baltic harbour porpoise population. It is crucial that all Member states that has the porpoise in its waters take full responsibility to protect the porpoise and and introduce both monitoring and measures within the framework of the MSFD, and of course also the Habitat Directive.

CCB has collaborated with the research project SAMBAH to produce a new brochure with fresh data from the project on where the porpoises seem to live and travel in the Baltic Sea. It seems clear that porpoises are present in many areas and almost all national waters of the Baltic Sea states. Previous areas where porpoises have been sighted and bycaught are confirmed by the new data, but some areas in Sweden are of particular interest.

The bruchure can be downloaded here and printed copies are available at the CCB secretariat.