In the EU, 20% of fishing gear is lost at sea. Abandoned, lost or disposed of, it accounts for about a third of marine litter found in European seas, or over 11,000 tons per year.
In this episode, timed to this year's #EUBeachCleanup campaign, we'll visit Croatia and Italy to see how the EU-funded 'marGnet' project is mapping and recycling ghost nets and other marine litter. We’ll meet Croatian fishers working with EU researchers to minimise ghost net pollution, take a SCUBA dive with underwater cleanup campaigners at the Cres-Lošinj archipelago, and join a cleanup action at the world-famous Venetian canals in Italy, while learning about marGnet-developed method of converting collected plastic waste into diesel fuel.
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OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Season 2 features monthly 8-minute videos where we highlight fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.
The first season featured episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and more. Missed one? Check them out on Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.
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Euronews Ocean: The dangers of marine litter - and the innovative methods to combat it
- Publication date
- 20 October 2020
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries