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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.

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: 16/03/17

Marine Litter Baselines

workshop to discuss baselines for marine litter in European seas

Event 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: 17/02/15

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

Event 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: 03/12/11

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

2nd Marine Litter High-Level Preparatory Meeting

2nd Marine Litter High-Level Preparatory MeetingBrussels, 30 November 2011Room Avenue de Beaulieu 5, room C   DRAFT AGENDA

Event date: 30/11/2011 - 08:45
Last update: 28/11/11

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

Country Replies Other Information Belgium

Last update: 27/08/12

Marine litter activities by Seas at Risk Members

provided by Chris Carroll of Seas at Risk. This list is not exhaustive but provides the best information known at this time Seas At Risk member activities on marine litter SDN

Last update: 11/11/11

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