CCB is involved in river-watch and river management efforts in Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. Thousands of young people have already participated in these programmes.
CCB has organized inventories of Baltic salmonid fish species in more than 50 smaller rivers and watercourses in Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia, and proposed management measures.
CCB has restored salmon spawning grounds in Latvia and Lithuania, and has constructed a fish ladder for salmon in Lithuania.
CCB has continuously highlighted the devastating Baltic fisheries practices, with problems poor selectivity, continuing discarding with a landing obligation in place and by-catch problems for birds and mammals.
CCB promotes the development of sustainable wastewater concepts and has raised the interest for sustainable wastewater management solutions (sewage). CCB activities include exhibitions, information folders, books and seminars in direct co-operation with municipalities in several Baltic Sea countries.
For demonstration purposes, CCB has installed nutrient recycling toilet systems (Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine), a constructed infiltration wetland (Estonia) and a wetland biopond systems (Lithuania).
CCB has highlighted the risks of increased oil handling in the Baltic Sea Region, and now the oil issue is included on the political agenda. CCB has also influenced more environmentally friendly oil handling and construction of harbours, especially in the eastern and south-eastern part of region.
CCB has yearly organized a summer course for young environmentalists interested in the Baltic Sea environment.
CCB has participated in Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC) since its foundation 2006 and hold the Chair of the working group for Ecosystem Based Management
CCB has through long-lasting campaigning to “Stop Drift-nets in the Baltic Sea”, substiantially contributed to the EC ban on Baltic drift-nets from 2008.
CCB has via repeated proposals for sustainable wastewater management, contributed substiantially to the HELCOM recommendation on improvement of on-site wastewater treatment of single-family homes, small business and settlements up to 300 p.e.
CCB member’s proposals has resulted in national Polish legislation for Organic Farming.
CCB highlighted harmful nutrient losses from intensive rearing of animals, which resulted in strict rules for livestock manure applied on farmland to avoid nutrient surplus and establishment of a Baltic Industrial farms Hot Spot list, in the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan 2007.
CCB proposals resulted in actions for conservation of threatened wild salmon river populations in the Baltic Sea region in the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan 2007.
CCB contributed to the development of a number of actions on biodiversity and nature conservation connected to fisheries management, in the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan 2007.
CCB has successfully supported national campaign work to raise the awareness of marine litter and especially micro plastic litter.
CCBs engagement for the European eel has resulted in the fact that eel is part of work program within HELCOM, it has gotten more attention on EU level and that IUU on eel is a matter of more priority.