Check out other organisations and initiatives who are working to highlight the issue of marine waste and the hidden value of discarded fishing nets and rope!
Global Ghost Gear Initiative
A cross-sectoral alliance committed to driving solutions to the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear worldwide.
An innovative business that empowers people in coastal communities in the developing world to collect and sell discarded nylon fishing nets, thereby removing these nets from the ocean where they wreak havoc with marine life. The nets are then sold into a global supply chain and recycled into yarn to make carpet tile.
Action against waste fishing nets: Our non-profit activities include the recovery of fishing nets by volunteer divers and the storage of the material in special facilities. In addition we run educational and prevention programs.
The space where creators, thinkers and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility our oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction.
Since 1960, Nor-Fishing has been an important national and international meeting place for the fisheries industry.
MARELITT Baltic will be the first transnational initiative in the world providing an operation oriented, all target groups involved, all-in-one solution to turn a diffuse problem into a clear and transparent topic contributing to an enhanced international readiness to act.
FISHING FOR LITTER
An imaginative yet simple initiative that aims to reduce marine litter by providing fishing boats with large bags to collect marine litter, reducing the volume of debris washing up on our beaches and the amount of time fishermen spend untangling their nets. The initiative not only involves the direct removal of litter from the sea, it also raises awareness of the problem in the fishing industry. Fishing for Litter is currently operating in the Ireland, UK, the Netherlands, Sweden and the Faroe Islands and has been endorsed by OSPAR as a model for their members to adopt.