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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.

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 fishing gear. A new version was made available in 2018, and now divers can report if they retrieve any ghost gear from the sea. The goal was to make it easier to contribute to the clean-up of the ocean and reduce the risk of ghost fishing.Furthermore, the data will be sent to Norway’s largest research institute (The Institute of Marine Research, IMR) to contribute in research and mapping the problem of ghost fishing

CNO launching of brand new information videos on how to reduce loss of fishing gear and ghost fishing

Clean Nordic Oceans has identified lost fishing gear from recreational fishermen as a challenging area in almost all the Nordic countries. To face this challenge, CNO has made information videos to tell about ghost fishing, and how to prevent it form happening.

Clean Nordic Oceans with a successful workshop at Runde

Participants from 10 countries took part in Clean Nordic Oceans second workshop at Beautiful Runde environmental center in Norway. Mapping and retrieval of lost fishing gear, handling and reception in harbors and challenges connected to commercial and recreational fishery was among the topics discussed at the workshop.

The annual Norwegian retrieval survey is finished

About 800 gillnets, king crab pots and large amounts of rope and wires are among the gear recovered during the Directorate of Fisheries retrieval survey, which ended 24. September.