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Welcome to workshop by Clean Nordic Oceans

CNO is planing an upcoming workshop, where the main purpose isexchanging knowledge about systems and solutions as well as research and development through good discussions and recommendations

Danish fisheries sector and marine waste

Clean Nordic Oceans has asked the Danish Fishermen’s Association to talk about how the Danish fisheries sector contributes to solving the challenge of marine waste. Journalist Claus Kirkegaard, Danish Fishermen’s Association, has taken up the challenge and written this post.

Ministry and 25 organizations join forces to combat marine waste

Sailors, fishermen, beachgoers, and other citizens form a united front with the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark in eliminating marine waste. Flemming Mieth, CEO of Rostra Kommunikation, here talks about the campaign to eliminate marine waste (‘Sammen om et hav uden affald’).

Retrieval survey is well underway.

The annual Norwegian retrieval survey for lost fishing gear along the Norwegian coast is well underway and will continue until the end of September. Saturday, September 1, the vessel visited Tromsø to change crew (see photo).

Clean Nordic Oceans are making movies

Clean Nordic Oceans are trying out new media in order to reach a larger audience with an important message. This is done by making movies about the danger of ghost fishing and how to reduce the problem.

DollyRopeFree: cleaning the Nordic seas from dolly rope

‘Dolly rope’. Not many people know this name, but some may recognize what it is. All around the North Sea coast, when strolling along the shoreline, chances are that you will notice blue or orange plastic threads sticking out of the sand. These threads may look familiar because they resemble fishing line, but they are actually dolly rope threads. Dolly rope is the name for orange or blue plastic threads that are used to protect (the cod-end) of bottom trawling nets against wear and tear. Every year, thousands of kilos of dolly rope end up in the sea. Within the DollyRopeFree project, we are working on solutions to prevent this from happening.

Articla series - Status Danmark - Ghost nets in Danish seas: out of sight and out of mind

Momentum for creating truly effective solutions to put an end to ghost nets has never been higher, states Thomas Kirk Sørensen, Ocean Programme Manager, WWF Denmark in his article about the current status in Denmark

8600 ghost pots removed from the Barents Sea

The Norwegian the Directorate of Fisheries have the last couples of weeks carried out a retrieval survey in the Barents Sea, where the focus has been on snow crab pots. The survey is now ended and it was a success with 8600 pots removed.

App to help reduce ghost fishing in recreational fishing

For several years, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has had an app available with information regarding recreational fishing. In 2017, the app was updated to include reporting of lost your fishing gear. A new version will be available during summer 2018, where divers can report if they retrieve any ghost gear from the sea. Furthermore, the data will be sent to Norway’s largest research institution (Institute of marine research) to contribute in research and mapping the problem with ghost fishing

Entrepreneurs developed a new system to reduce ghost fishing in the pot fisheries.

Every year, large amounts of pots are lost. These pots can fish for years on the seabed after they have been lost. ResqUnit As has come up with a solution that can help reduce the number of ghostfishing pots.