DeFishGear (2013-2016)

Derelict Fishing Gear Management System in the Adriatic Region Project addresses the problem of polluting the sea with marine litter and the economic impact on coastal communities. It aims at the monitoring and reduction of the quantity of microplastics in the marine environment and their effects on marine organisms. It will set up a system for collection and recycling of derelict fishing gear, including the so called ghost nets, and collection of floating litter and litter from the sea bottom, caught in the nets while fishing.