PILOT PROJECT: REMOVAL OF MARINE LITTER FROM EUROPE'S FOUR REGIONAL SEAS
Welcome to MARELITT
MARELITT is an EU-funded project, aiming at identifying good practices for the removal of litter and derelict fishing gear from the sea.
After assessing existing marine litter removal projects in Europe’s four regional seas, MARELITT is supporting seven organisations in setting up their marine litter removal or derelict fishing gear removal projects. The exeprience gained through this process is gathered in the MARELITT Toolkit.
WFF Germany joined MARELITT Baltic on 12 December 2014!
BIM presented their marine litter retention project at the NGO An Taisce’s annual Clean Coasts Symposium and Ocean Hero Awards on 19 November in Dublin. Their presentation is available here.
The Baltic MARELITT workshop was held on 5-6 November 2014 in Warsaw. At the workshop, the MARELITT host organisations and project participants made progress on the planning of a Baltic derelict fishing gear retrieval project. On 6 November, project participants were joined by representatives of the HELCOM Secretariat and ministries of environment and fisheries.
The Centre for Marine Research from the Ruder Boskovic Institute held the Croatian MARELITT workshop in Rovinj on 30-31 October 2014.
BIM hosted the Irish MARELITT workshop to discuss a new marine litter retention project on 23-24 October 2014 in Casteltownbere.
OLPA hosted the Italian MARELITT regional workshop in San Remo on 20-21 October 2014.
UBBSLA hosted a successful stakeholder workshop in Nesebar on 26 September 2014, with representatives of national and regional authorities, fishermen and port authorities.