The Norwegian Polar Institute have published a report regarding marine litter in the Artic. For the Arctic, which is far from the industrialized and highly populated areas, marine plastic litter is an ongoing and increasing problem. However, much of the litter is probably transported from denser populated areas in Europe and beyond by the sea currents. This emphasizes the importance of both local and regional cooperation, also for marine litter from the fishing industry.
The Circular Ocean team are pleased to announce their next public event will take place in Ålesund, Norway on April 18th & 19th 2018. The two day conference will encompass topics surrounding the use of waste fishing net materials in creating new business opportunities and practices for better management of marine plastics. Organised by partners at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Ålesund, the conference will be held in conjunction with “NTNU Sustainability Days” where researchers, students, industry and government meet to discuss and solve current issues.
Clean Nordic Oceans has started to plan a workshop in October. The workshop will be separated into two parts, where the first part will discuss "The loss of fishing gear and ghost fishing" and the second part will discuss recycling and receiving plans for discarded fishing gears. The date and more information will be available before June