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Reports


Title: Pilot action aimed to implement a fishing for litter scheme with the engagement of artisanal fleets and shellfish gatherers operating in the Ria de Arousa (Galicia).
Responsible Partner: CETMAR
Date: September 2021
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Description: The objective of this pilot action was to implement a fishing for litter scheme with the engagement of artisanal fleets and shellfish gatherers operating in the Ria de Arousa. It also aims to gain knowledge on key issues leading to successful involvement of coastal communities in tackling marine litter. In addition a collaboration was established with the Galician Institute of Aquaculture (IGAFA), also located in the same ria, whose teachers and students carried out marine litter removal actions during their training activities In this report we describe the area of study, the different steps to set up the pilot action and its main results and conclusions.


Title: Pilot action to investigate the presence of seafloor litter in the Ria of Vigo by using a modified trawling fishing gear coupled with of a video recording system
Responsible Partner: CETMAR
Date: September 2021
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Description: The objective of this pilot action was to investigate the presence of seafloor litter in the Ria de Vigo by using a modified trawling fishing gear specifically developed to retrieve seafloor litter avoiding the capture of marine organisms. Moreover, the applicability of a low-cost filming system coupled to the gear was also tested in terms of recording the entrance of residues and the escape of fish species. Here we describe the equipment, the operational conditions and the collaborations established with sea professionals to carry out the sampling and removal of residues, the protocol employed to characterize the retrieved marine litter and the main results achieved. A video was also produced in order to illustrate the pilot action and for awareness raising purposes.

 

Booklets


Title: “Fishing For Litter”: A selection of resources based on the CleanAtlantic Knowledge Tool.
Responsible Partner: CETMAR
Date: September 2021
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Description: Based on the CleanAtlantic Knowledge Tool, this boolklet includes a criterion-guided selection of resources dealing with Fishing For Litter (F4L) activities. These resources were generated by expert organisations and research projects working in the field of marine litter. In this booklet, resources are listed in chronological order (most recent resources appear first) and grouped into 8 different categories according to resource types.

 


Title: “Abandoned, Lost or otherwise Discarded Fishing Gear”: A selection of resources taken from the CleanAtlantic Knowledge Tool
Responsible Partner: CETMAR
Date: September 2021
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Description: Based on the CleanAtlantic Knowledge Tool, this boolklet includes a criterion-guided selection of resources dealing with  Abandoned, Lost or otherwise Discarded Fishing Gear (ALDFG). These resources were generated by expert organisations and research projects working in the field of marine litter. In this booklet, resources are listed in chronological order (most recent resources appear first) and grouped into 8 different categories according to resource types.

 


Title: “Waste prevention and management from fishing, aquaculture and ports”: A selection of resources based on the CleanAtlantic Knowledge Tool
Responsible Partner: CETMAR
Date: September 2021
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Description: Based on the CleanAtlantic Knowledge Tool, this boolklet includes a criterion-guided selection of resources dealing with Waste prevention and management from fishing, aquaculture and ports. These resources were generated by expert organisations and research projects working in the field of marine litter. In this booklet, resources are listed in chronological order (most recent resources appear first) and grouped into 8 different categories according to resource types.

 

Case studies


Title: Reducing ALDFG
Responsible Partner: CEFAS
Date: August 2020
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Description: Case study of the removal of ALDFG in the UK describing operational protocols, equipment and data management as well as costs and results of their activities.