Maritime Forum
Marine litter

We don't know exactly how much comes to the sea through rivers, how much is washed off beaches and how much is lost from ships. But when we find plastic bottletops in the stomachs of birds or turtles, we know that something needs to be done.

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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

Initial Statement by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors A Scientific Perspective on Microplastic Pollution and its Impacts

will deliver explanatory note by the end of 2018

Last update: 27/07/18

Study to support impact assessment for options to reduce the level of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear

This provided background material for the impact assessment for the Commission's proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

Last update: 17/07/18

Cleaning up Hong Kong Bay

This report summarizes Coastal Watch’s survey results and its many achievements.

Last update: 01/02/18

New JRC Technical Report: Harm caused by Marine Litter

provides reflections about the evidence for harm from marine litter to biota comprising the underlying aspect of animal welfare while also considering the socioeconomic effects

Last update: 01/02/18

Marine Litter Baselines

workshop to discuss baselines for marine litter in European seas

Start date: 14/03/2017 (All day)
Last update: 13/03/17

European Projects on marine litter

including research and studies

Last update: 27/02/17

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

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