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Work toward awareness, mapping, retrieval and recycling of litter from fisheries.

There are many good projects and companies working on awareness, mapping, retrieval and recycling of litter from fisheries. Here, you can get a brief overview and find links to more information.

The northernmost retrieval survey has ended

Never before has the Norwegian retrieval survey been so far north to retrieve lost fishing gear. This, in order to prevent ghost fishing and reduce marine litter. The total “catch” is one of the largest since the start of the annual retrieval surveys.

Furuno Norge AS launches Lost Gear Finder

Today (04.09.2019), Furuno Norge AS launched their “Lost Gear Finder”. The Managing Director says “The technology has been tested with satisfactory results”.

Mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

How much derelict fishing gear is there in the sea around Denmark, and how can it be removed? DTU Aqua at Technical University of Denmark will now investigate this

The impact of lost pots in crustacean fishery - A study from 2016

A study published in 2016 claims that by removing 9 % of the lost traps and pots in a area, the annual crustacean harvest will increase by 27%.

Recycling of fishing gear in Iceland

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.

CNO with a successful seminar on different reporting systems for lost fishing gear

Last week (4.june 2019), Clean Nordic Oceans finished a successful seminar on different reporting systems for lost fishing gear. Several existing systems were presented and positive and negative implications were discussed by almost all the Nordic countries.

Lighthouse Lofoten - A conference on prevention and cleanup of marine litter

A new confernece on on prevention and cleanup of marine litter is on the way.

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.