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Assessment of fishing for litter projects as part of MARELITT

includes picking up litter that fishermen find in their nets and special trips to pick up litter

  • to provide an overview of the main features of completed and ongoing MLR projects in the EU. This is based on the detailed project assessment sheets (PAS).
  • to support the identification of good practices for the initiation of MLR projects in the subsequent phase of the MARELITT project. The good practices are contained in a separate report, the ‘Code of Good Practice, which is a living document to be maintained during the course of the project.
  • to evaluate to what extent MLR projects can contribute to the qualitative descriptor for determining ‘good environmental status’ (i.e. that ‘properties and quantities of marine litter do not cause harm to the coastal and marine environment’). To do so, this report assesses for each type of MLR project whether it has the potential to be an effective remediation tool, to raise the awareness of the main stakeholders and to be combined with monitoring.

Assessment report