Following the successful course of the “Fishing For Litter” project, the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and iSea announce its continuation for the year 2021 in all the ports where it has already been implemented (Alexandroupoli, Volos, Thessaloniki, and Kavala), as well as its expansion to the ports of Heraklion, Lesvos, Patra, Chania, and Chios.
In 2019, from October to December, “Fishing For Litter” was piloted at the ports of Nea Michaniona and Kavala with the participation of 8 fishing vessels. In 2020, the project continued, with the active participation of 18 fishing vessels, in the ports of Alexandroupoli, Volos, Thessaloniki, and Kavala.
The main objectives of the project are to raise awareness within the fishing industry and change the industry’s waste management, to remove marine litter, and to collect data on marine pollution on the seabed at depths that cannot be reached easily. The collected data contribute to the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC).
Find more about the project here