Inspiring Communities to realise the hidden economic opportunities of discarded fishing nets and ropes in the Northern Periphery & Arctic region


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Did you know? Annually, 12.7 million tons of plastic waste enters our oceans

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Could discarded fishing nets be your next business opportunity?

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • Polar Fish 2018

    Polar Fish is the place where new trends, methods and new equipment for the fishing industry will be presented, and since 2012, there will also be products and services for other target groups. In addition to companies and products based on fishing, you will also find companies and products at Polar Fish 2016 that are […]

    Date: 21st - 23rd September 2018

    Location: Sismuit, Greenland

  • Circular Ocean seminar in Cork brings together International experts on marine waste

    4th September 2018 Delegates from Norway, England, Scotland and Greenland joined industry experts in Cork, Ireland to discuss the challenges and issues surrounding marine plastics and to seek solutions for the global problem of waste fishing nets and rope. The seminar was the culmination of three years work and research by the transnational European Circular […]

  • Circular Ocean Final Seminar

      The last of Circular Ocean’s public events will take place from 9:00am on Tuesday, September 4th in Cork, Ireland, hosted by Cork County Council Initiative and Irish project partners “Macroom E”.   The half day seminar will delve into the harsh realities of marine pollution, bringing together a selection of experts directly involved in initiatives […]

    Date: 4th September 2018

    Location: Vertigo @ County Hall, Cork, Ireland

  • FINAL Eco-Webinar

    Have you considered creating new products or business opportunities from fishing nets, ropes or components?   Join Circular Ocean partner Martin Charter, Professor of Innovation & Sustainability and Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts (UK) for a FREE Business Advice Webinar on Monday, 10th September 2018 at 6:30 PM GMT   In this 1-hour […]

    Date: 10th September 2018

    Location: ONLINE

  • Competition Winners Announced!

    The award winning Circular Ocean project has today announced the winners of its Innovation Competition 2018. Two winners have been selected, representing innovative, creative and inspiring re-use ideas for end of life Fishing Nets, Ropes and Components (FNRCs) in the NPA region.   Silke Foged, a student at the Design School Kolding in Denmark received […]