MARELITT

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

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Toolkit: Derelict Fishing Gear Retrieval, Implementing your project

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 | Monitoring DFG | Development of prevention and mitigation measures | Raising awareness of the causes and impact of DFG | Project communication

Prior to undertaking any retrieval operation, a DFG retrieval plan should be developed, following the guidelines that have been developed under the project. The plan should include information on:

Retrieval of DFG may legally require advance notice to the competent authorities or permits, as submerged objects, including fishing gears, may have become state property. Permits may also be required to take protected species from their habitats. In some countries, preliminary impact assessments may also be required. When planning your project, you should consult the relevant competent authorities on this issue. 

 

Picture: Bo Landén