Fishing for plastic

Fishing for plastic

Commissioner Damanaki’s recent suggestion to pay fishermen to collect marine litter, providing them with an additional source of income to compensate them for low profits in the fishing sector, has sent alarm bells ringing in the environmental community. Poor profitability in fisheries...
EU unveils plans to pay fishermen to catch plastic

EU unveils plans to pay...

The move is intended as a sweetener to fishermen who have bitterly opposed the European commission’s plans to ban the wasteful practice of discarding edible fish at sea. Fleets fear they will lose money by not being able to throw away lower-value catch. EU unveils plans to pay...
Trash Free Seas: 25 Years of Snapshots of this Global Problem

Trash Free Seas: 25 Yea...

This milestone report compiles data and stories about trash in the ocean, known as marine debris, for every participating state and country, collected from 2010 and as well as 25 years of International Coastal Cleanups—the largest volunteer effort for the ocean. The report also...
Project AWARE Releases International Cleanup Day Snapshot

Project AWARE Releases ...

The International Cleanup Day snapshot provides an overview to Project AWARE marine debris campaign, highlights the efforts of divers and water enthusiasts across the globe, and underlines the dire consequences of marine debris for the ocean. It offers a graphical representation of the...
Global Plastics Associations Take Action on Marine Litter

Global Plastics Associa...

The European plastics industry has been instrumental in bringing together plastics industry organisations from around the world to sign up to a “Joint Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter”, which was announced yesterday at the 5th International Marine Debris Conference in...