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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.

Private initiative for recovery of lost fishing gear

Several initiative towards recovery of lost fishing gear has come to life during the last couple of years. Green-Bay As is one of them.

Danish action plan against plastic pollution

In order to strengthen recycling of plastics and protect nature and the environment against pollution, the Danish government has launched an action plan

Christmas and New Year greetings form CNO

The CNO team thanks you all for your contributions and cooperation in 2018 and we wish you a good Christmas and a happy new year

MSC might improve requirements around ghost gear in their certification

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is considering an improvement of their MSC Fisheries Standard requirements around ghost gear. This could increase requirements of knowledge on gear loss and the impact of lost gear on habitats, ecosystems and species of concern.

The fishery and aquaculture industry is financing four new projects on marine litter

The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF) is financing four new projects to increase knowledge about the extent of plastic waste from the seafood industry, how to reduce emissions and increase the knowledge about micro and nano plastics in fish.