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Detecting derelict fishing gear with the help of side-scan sonar and sonar expert

WWF Germany has been working with methods to find and retrieve lost and derelict fishing gear. The latest experiments used acoustic detecting and the findings were verified by divers. According to WWF Germany, the results are promising.

CNO seminar - solutions for fishermen to report lost fishing gear

4. June, CNO is arranging a seminar to give an introduction into different reporting solutions for lost fishing gear and give an overview of already implemented systems.

Development and testing of biodegradable gillnets in Norway

Biodegradable gillnets are being tested in Norway since 2016 as an attempt to reduce ghost fishing and marine litter caused by lost gillnets. The mechanical, biological, UV, thermal and chemical degradation as well as the fishing efficiency of biodegradable gillnets are being studied.

Report - Svalbard Beach litter deep dive

During the summer of 2018, SALT and other project partners did a beach litter deep dive analysis on litter collected on Svalbard.

A Centre for a Clean Ocean

The Norwegian Centre for Oil Spill Preparedness and Marine Environment is a national centre of expertise that addresses threats and challenges our ocean faces when it comes to oil spill and marine litter.

JPI Oceans work to understand microplastics in the oceans

Microplastics in the oceans is an increasing problem and have many sources and enters the oceans through a broad range of vectors. To reduce the amount of micro plastics in the oceans, we need to know the source and the pathways. JPI Oceans have since 2015 worked to increase the understanding of microplastics in the oceans. The first 4 projects have been finalised and JPI Oceans have launched a second call of 10,5 million euro for transnational research project on microplastics.

Swedish project on ghost fishing, well underway

According to experience and recent investigations, there are annually lost between 3-5000 lobster pots along the Swedish West Coast. Sotenäs municipality has an ongoing project to look at this problem. The project leader, Per-Olof Samuelsson writs about the problem and the project.

Old fishing trawls to be turned into new plastic packaging

Schoeller Plast A/S has entered new major environmental partnership project with Plastix, Arla, Provice, and Plastic Change. The aim is to develop and test new plastic packaging made of 100% recycled plastic.

New Danish research center will develop solutions to marine plastic pollution

Based at Aalborg University, Denmark and with funding from the Velux Foundation, the MarinePlastic research center unites Danish researchers from different institutions and academic disciplines to collaborate in the fight against one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges.

A possible solution that could reduce ghost fishing in Sweden.

In a memorandum written on behalf of the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM), they claim to have a solution on how to reduce ghost fishing from recreational fishery.