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News article28 August 2020Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Study shapes standards for circular design of fishing gear

Invented only 110 years ago, plastics are now the most widely used man-made material and have become omnipresent in every aspect of our lives.

Fishing gear

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

Details

Publication date
28 August 2020
Author
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises