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  • Recovering Marine Litter

    Fishing lines and nets are accidently lost or inadequately discarded overboard and are among the top items found as marine litter in most of the European Seas; impacts – ghost-fishing and impact on marine life (entanglement, ingestion, etc.), maritime safety and economic costs (entanglement in propellers, cleaning of beaches, etc.); and potential human-health risks (fragmentation into microscopic filaments which can be ingested by marine life, part of which for human consumption).

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