MARELITT

PILOT PROJECT: REMOVAL OF MARINE LITTER FROM EUROPE'S FOUR REGIONAL SEAS

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Marine litter, Resources and links

The Issue Paper on marine litter (2013) provides a recent state of the art on marine litter in Europe. 

The Commission has published a Commission Staff Working Document with an overview of relevant EU policies, legislation and initiatives related to marine litter (2012). 

The Technical Subgroup on marine litter in relation to the implementation of the MSFD has produced in 2013 a guidance document on monitoring of marine litter in European Seas

Other EU project on marine litter: 

CLEANSEA is a research project aiming improving the knowledge and understanding of marine litter composition, distribution and impact in order to identify strategies and measures to keep the sea clean. 

MARLISCO aims at raising public awareness and promote a joint vision for the sustainable management of marine litter across all European seas.

MICRO was an Interreg project (2012-2014) gathering five scientific institutes to study the occurrence and impact of microplastics. 

SMILE is a Life project aiming to decrease marine litter in coastal areas, involving four municipalities in Liguria region (Italy). 

MARLIN was an Interreg project that developed a harmonised monitoring methodology for beach litter in the Baltic Sea. 

DEFISHGEAR aims at developing strategy for reducing marine litter pollution in the Adriatic Sea. 

GHOST  is a Life project studying impacts of abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gears (ALDFG) on marine biodiversity in Adriatic Sea.