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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New report from Surfrider on containers lost at sea

Putting a number to container losses: a complex investigative approach

Last update: 25/05/19

Moving forward on EU measures for proper waste management of fishing gear

The Commission has adopted a number of proposals for appropriate collection and treatment of fishing gear and fragments of fishing gear once it is damaged beyond repair. Based on these proposals, Council and Parliament are close to signing them into EU law. The aim of the informal meeting was to inform the manufacturers, distributors and users of fishing gear of progress and to look at the next steps

Last update: 27/02/19

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

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