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Lost and derelict fishing gear has a increasing focus around the world and Greenland is no exception. In 2019, several projects dealing with derelict fishing gear and the cleanup of fishing grounds has secured finance.
In Iceland, recycling of fishing gear is both enabled by laws as well as carried and facilitated by voluntary action of the fishing industry.While the government has the power to collect a fee on all fishing gear sold in Iceland to support recycling, this fee is currently waived in favor of an industry led recycling effort. The fishing industry collects and sorts its disused gear and sends up to 90% of it to appropriate recycling facilities.