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
18/19.05.2017, Poole (UK)
The Atlantic Area Programme will participate on the EMD 2017, this year under the theme “The Future of our Seas”
State of play of the first call for projects and future calls
These three days meeting will be the opportunity to discuss the state of play of Interreg programmes and the first reflection on Interreg post-2020
The second stage of the first call for projects was held from the 31st of October 2016 to the 11th of January 2017
Atlantic Area Programme participates on the Business2Sea event "Without losing North - Grow and Internationalize the Maritime Economy"
16/18.11.2016, Porto (PT)
The main aim of this event is to foster relations within stakeholders with activities in different areas related with the economy of the sea.
Successful applicants can submit their application from the 31st of October (12:00 noon GMT) until the 19th of December 2016 (12:00 noon GMT)
The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in collaboration with the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, are organising a series of workshops addressed to the Atlantic Area Programme applicants.
The Programme Manual to apply to the 2nd stage of the 1st call is now also available for consultation and download in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.
28.10.2016, A Coruña
Europe Direct A Coruña - Diputación de A Coruña organiza un taller sobre el Programa Espacio Atlántico
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