The fishing industry is not an exception and abandoned fishing gear belongs to the biggest source of plastic polutions in our oceans. The new study addresses these challenges and sets guidance standards to establish and implement circular design of fishing gear in Europe.
The main aims of the study were:
- to better understand the recyclability of fishing gear by identifying existing legal and practical challenges for collecting, redesigning and reuse
- to propose recommendations for effective, useful and harmonized standard on circular design of fishing gear
The whole study on circular design of fishing gear is available on EU Bookshop
- Publication date
- 28 August 2020
- Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises