PILOT PROJECT: REMOVAL OF MARINE LITTER FROM EUROPE'S FOUR REGIONAL SEAS
Toolkit: Derelict Fishing Gear Retrieval, Implementing your project, Monitoring DFGSee also: Selection of locations | Timing of retrieval operations | Technical parameters for the vessels | Involving fishermen in retrieval | Involving divers in retrieval | Reception of DFG at the port | Recycling and disposal | Development of prevention and mitigation measures | Raising awareness of the causes and impact of DFG | Project communication
This activity only refers to the monitoring of the collected DFG, with the objective of learning more about the problem of DFG in the intervention area. It does not refer to monitoring of the overall project implementation, which is covered under Project monitoring and evaluation.
To allow monitoring the DFG collected by your project, organisations or fishermen involved in retrieval operations will have to report on:
The information can also be used to monitor and to evaluate your project and to build raising awareness campaigns about the DFG problem and your project, and to attract support for your project. Establishing a monitoring scheme will help you to more efficiently manage your project in the future. For example, you will be able to make better assumptions on how much gear you can retrieve in the next years. The information gathered could also be useful to policy makers, who may use the information in developing policy measures, and to research institutes, who may wish to use the information to further develop the understanding of the DFG problem.