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Recent project related news.

Marine litter survey launched

A TEAM of researchers at Plymouth University is currently consulting fishermen in an attempt to formulate schemes to address rubbish-related issues around the UK’s coasts. By learning more about fishermen’s experiences and opinions on the matter, the project hopes to help make things easier for the marine environment, the fishing industry as a whole, local harbour authorities and individual fishermen. In order to explore this, the team are conducting short phone interviews or online surveys with fishermen, which only take about 10...

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Report of FAO workshops at the Third International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3)

In October 2013, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the French Government organized the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3). It was devided in two parts. First, over five days in Marseille, France, 91 workshops and 37 knowledge cafes were held in addition to regular plenary sessions to discuss various aspects of MPA management. This was followed by a high-level meeting in Ajaccio, France, involving government representatives and international organizations. A total of some 1700 people...

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Fishermen urged to float North East industry

RECENTLY published statistics show that, in 2012, more than £8 million of fish was landed into ports in North East England. Chairman of the North East Committee of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO), Ned Clark, says the future of commercial fishing in the region depends on how willing fishermen are to get involved and shape their own destiny.

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Plastic gains in fish box battle

THE recent decline of polystyrene fish box usage is linked to the rise in reusable plastic alternatives, according to fish box supplier PPS East.The Grimsby-based supplier of reusable plastic fish packaging reports a large increase in the use of their products, especially their fillet trays. They have reported a year on year growth of 100,000 uses of their 15kg fillet trays. By the end of 2013 they are predicted to reach 500,000 rentals just for this sized box.

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Project starts

The project started on 1 January 2014. The kick-off meeting, including a technical discussion and a general meeting, was hosted by ATEKNEA-H on the 15-16 January 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. The place of the meeting was at the premises of ATEKNEA-H.

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