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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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • Circular Ocean Scoops National Environmental Accolade in Ireland

    Circular Ocean project partners at Macroom E in Ireland were recently awarded the 2018 Pakman Award for achievements in Environmental Education & Awareness. The Pakman Awards are national awards that recognise excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations, community groups and initiatives in Ireland. The awards ceremony took place at the InterContinental Dublin […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • New EU rules to reduce marine litter

    With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. For¬†fishing gear, which accounts for 27% of all beach litter, […]