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Fishing for litter
Litter from land, riverine and offshore activitries, pollutes our seas. Fishermen have been engaged in a number of projects to clean up this litter.
Implementing EU legislation on marine litter

The Single Use Plastics Directive and Port Reception Facilities Directive of 2019 made producers and importers responsible for transport and disposal of end-of-life fishing gear and removed financial penalties for bringing waste to shore, including litter picked up in fishing nets. They also introduced new reporting obligations. The aim of the conference was to allow stakeholders to share experience and ideas.

Last update: 27/01/23

Black Sea Action Day – speaking up for a clean and healthy sea!

For the first time in the history of this event of 24 years, all the activities will be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mare Nostrum NGO prepared a series of challenges and useful information for citizens, in order to emphasize responsible behaviours and sustainable consumption of resources.

Start date: 31/10/2020 - 09:00
Last update: 03/11/20

Fishing for Litter, Scotland is one of projects supported by EMFF How is the fisheries sector using EU Funds to fight Marine litter?

the report analyses how much of their European structural and investmemt funds individual Member States have spent on fishing for litter operations and how much they have programmed for the future

Last update: 22/08/18

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

Last update: 01/02/18

MARELITT Brussels Workshop ‘Developing pilot projects on marine litter removal’

MARELITT project will develop pilot projects in each sea basin to remove marine litter from the sea

Start date: 13/05/2014 (All day)
Last update: 26/02/17

Fishing for litter in south-west England

report   The issue of marine litter is an increasing problem for coastal communities throughout the world.

Last update: 21/12/11

Fishing for Litter in Scotland

  Marine litter is now recognised throughout the world as a threat to our precious marine environment that needs to be addressed. That’s why it is my ambition that Scotland leads the way on this important issue.

Last update: 03/12/11

Replies of Member States to letter asking about Fishing For Litter activities

  Country Replies Other Information Belgium

Last update: 27/08/12

Waste Free Oceans - event at European Parliament

Welcome by Waste Free Oceans Chairwoman Anna Riosbach MEP   Chris Davies MEP

Start date: 18/10/2011 - 07:00
Last update: 19/10/11

CNPMEM - Pêcheurs et acteurs de la récupération de déchets flottants

Last update: 02/06/11


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