We all love our homelands and I proudly say that Lithuania, too, is a
gemstone in the jewelry crown of the countries of the world.
We often talk without hesitation about joy, pain, sadness, problems, and
Lithuania is in the Baltic region of Europe. Its geographical coordinates
It lies between 20 ° 56′E and 26 ° 51′E of east longitude,
and between 53 ° 54′N and 56 ° 27′N of north latitude.
The Baltic Sea is the most polluted sea in the world. A wide variety of
pollutants is brought by the rivers, released from the cities and emitted
from ships. Around 50 thousand tonnes of poisonous substances have been
buried in the Baltic Sea since World War 2.
About 20 Lithuanian scientists have conducted environmental researches in
the Curonian Lagoon, the Coast and the Baltic Sea in recent years under the
contract with the Ministry of Environment. They provided interim reports to
the Ministry. On 7 January 2020, prosecutors, policemen and investigators
found that the GRIGEO company in Klaipeda discharges untreated waste waters
into the Baltic Sea. It was only then that a HUGE SCANDAL occurred about
waters contaminated with wastewater and chemical substances, as the Ministry
of the Environment did not provide any information on incidents and possible
Mass media has been constantly broadcasting complaints of Klaipėda
residents concerning the environmental pollution for a long time already.
IT IS KNOWN THAT during the meeting on 19 December 2018 the Government
noted to the Ministry of the Environment by a special obligation on the
environmental pollution, however, the Ministry of the Environment failed to
find serious environment polluters and did not publicize information
provided by the scientists on the fact that norms of pollution had been
exceeded not once. Only after 7 January, after the raid of the Special
Forces, when the GLOBAL SCANDAL raised, the Ministry of the Environment
started finding a lot of environmental violations and the Minister of the
Environment K. Mažeika initiated search of the offenders.
IT IS KNOWN THAT the company GRIGEO provided financial support to the
presidential candidates D. Grybauskaitė, G. Nausėda and I. Šimonytė.
and … and others…
In recent years, when the canal of Klaipėda port is being constantly
deepened, more and more salty water get into the freshwater Curonian Lagoon.
Hasn`t anybody thought that in order to get economic benefit from Klaipėda
port after several decades Curonian Lagoon may become salty bay of the
It would be a global disaster, because Curonian Lagoon is UNESCO World
From the beginning of the world entrepreneurs had been fishing in lakes and
when the fish biomass increased 1.5 times and almost million people left
Lithuania, from 01.01.2005 entrepreneurs were prohibited to fish.
PLEASE NOTE that in 2011 limits were set for commercial fishing in 35 water
bodies including in 21 leased lakes, and then has been started to reduce
limits. No limits for commercial fishing in lakes have been issued since
On 07.04.2017, Minister of Environment K. Navickas provided the information
that in 2011–2016, the total fish biomass in the 384 lakes and ponds
researched increased 1.5 times while the average fish weight increased 1.3
to 1.4 times.
We draw your attention to the fact that the average recommended catch limit
in the aforementioned researched water bodies is 21.06 kg per 1 ha while the
average catch limit set for commercial fishermen in 2011–2014 was 7–5 kg of
fish per ha.
The Ministry of Environment, some of the politicians and state officials,
as well as amateur fishermen, usually justify the refusal to fix limits for
commercial fishing with the fact that commercial fishermen exhaust the water
bodies and engage in poaching, that not enough fish is left for amateur
fishermen, and that the businessmen disturbs the fishing for the amateurs.
It should be clear as day to anyone that such malicious disregard for the
businessmen has no basis as never have scientists identified a single water
body as having been exhausted by commercial fishermen, nor have the latter
been found guilty of pouching. A person of a sane and sober mind should be
able to realise that the businessmen, fishing in the 10– 35 aforementioned
water bodies, could never exhaust the entirety of over 33,000 water bodies.
The Ministry of Environment has also imposed a ban on commercial fishing for
the lessees of water bodies. WE DECLARE that the bans on commercial fishing
is part of the POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL agenda as back in 2006, politicians
started claiming that amateur fishermen could provide them with many more
votes in comparison to commercial fishermen.
Lithuania applies severe punishments for breaches of the fishing rules,
including confiscation of fishing gear and compensation for environmental
damages: 1 illegally caught Abramis brama is fined 60 Euros, 1 Silurus
glanis– 290 Euros, 1 Salmo – 580 Euros, Esoxlucius – 145 Euros.
From 2007 to date, about 120 letters have been written to Lithuanian
leaders, politicians and responsible institutions, and participated in
various conferences and meetings. NO EXPLANATIONS HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN FOR
NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW ON FISHERY AND THE PROHIBITION OF COMMERCIAL
BEING AWARE OF THE IMMORAL AND UNLAWFUL BEHAVIOR OF LITHUANIAN LEADERS AND
POLITICIANS, AND THEIR INTERFERENCE FOR SMALL ENTERPRENEURS WITH THE
CATCHING OF THE SAID FISH IN LAKES, WE APPLIED TO THE MOST RESPONSIBLE
AUTHORITIES OF THE WORLD AND THE LEADERS OF SOME STATES OF THE WORLD:
ONCE AGAIN WE STATE THAT LEADERS OF THE COUNTRIES WORLWIDE PROMOTE SMALL
FISHING BUSINESS AND REALIZATION OF FRESH FISH, AND LITHUANIAN LEADERS