CLEANATLANTIC acknowledged on a resolution adopted by the EU Parliament
This project contributes to reinforcing the EU initiatives for the protection and improvement of the environmental status of the seas
The European Parliament has recently adopted by a large majority the report of MEP Catherine Chabaud on the impact on fisheries of marine litter.
This report considers the results of a socioeconomic study developed within the framework of CleanAtlantic project. The study analysed the perceptions of Galician fisherman on marine litter and revealed that 80% of those surveyed would be willing to participate in litter fishing programs if mechanisms are established to facilitate such work. The results also concluded that for most of the professionals in the sector, the trawl, longline and gillnet wastes are a difficulty for their activity and highlighted the need to increase awareness, both in the sector itself and in society in general, to avoid the arrival of more litter to the sea.
The CleanAtlantic study was presented in a virtual seminar organised by the Intergroup Searica (Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas) of the European Parliament, where this and other socio-economic studies on the impact of marine litter on the fisheries, tourism and aquaculture sectors in several Atlantic regions were discussed.
CleanAtlantic thus contributes to reinforcing the European Union's ongoing initiatives for the protection and improvement of the environmental status of the seas, as well as for the study of possible synergies with other regions.
CleanAtlantic is financed by Interreg Atlantic Area Programme and aims to improve knowledge about and the capacity to monitor, prevent and reduce marine litter, and to increase awareness of its impact. Coordinated by Centro Tecnológico del Mar (CETMAR) in Vigo, the partnership consists of 19 organisations coming from 5 European countries: Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Portugal.
Published on: 2021-03-29
9/10.10.2018, San Sebastián
The 3rd partners meeting gave the participants the opportunity to discuss in depth the wet season sampling campaign results
Around 190 participants hosted in Vigo to discuss blue innovation in the Atlantic regions
The Monitoring Committee approved in Cardiff the second set of projects to be funded by Interreg Atlantic Area
This virtual fair can connect and interact with business and other organisations from the Cultural and Creative Industry in a virtual environment
Interreg Atlantic Area will be presented at a workshop organised by the Ministerior de Hacienda y Función Pública
Exhibition #MadewithInterreg will showcase good examples of transnational cooperation
23-24.10.2018, Vigo (Spain)
Two sessions and a stand to promote good investment practices to the blue economy in skills, employment and innivation
22.10.2018, Vigo (Spain)
"Blue innovation: main engine for sustainable growth in the Atlantic Area"
Atlantic Area projects AYCH, MMIAH and ATLASWH presented as good examples of cultural heritage cooperation projects
8/9.08.2018, Plymouth (UK)
Partners had the opportunity to discuss the coming activities and visit relevant Maritime, Military and Industrial assets in the city of Plymouth