Date: 16th August 2017
The Nordic Council of Ministers is funding a three year project (2017-2019) with the working title: “A knowledge- and communication network between the Nordic countries in order to reduce the consequences of ghost fishing, littering of the oceans and promote increased recycling from both commercial and recreational fishing”. The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has been appointed to lead the project, with Sweden and Denmark in the management team.
Ghost fishing and littering of the oceans is a problem that all Nordic countries are concerned about and are working on, both on an national and international level. It is a Nordic project, including Norway, Sweden and Denmark, but with the intention to include all the Nordic countries through network building. The Nordic countries will be invited to contribute to the process, and knowledge and experience will be publicly available at the end of the project.The Nordic countries will be invited to contribute in the process and all knowledge and experience will be available at the end of the project. The goal of the project is to establish a network to exchange knowledge and experience regarding existing methods and measures to reduce the effects of ghost fishing, littering of the ocean and to promote increased recycling from both commercial and recreational fishing. To sign up, click here or view the program here.