Classifying marine debris

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Genova, Italy

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June 21st at 18:30 in your time zone

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Why is the classification of marine debris important, and how can fishers dispose of marine debris to contribute to improving the health of the seas?

The policies which aim to reduce the level of plastic in the sea, and more generally all marine debris, are a crucial part of the European Union’s plan to achieve the objectives of the circular economy action plan by 2050.

Despite this, the collection, recovery, processing and disposal of marine waste gathered by fishers faces bureautic and operational difficulties. This is partly as a consequence of the Italian law and the policies of Ministry for Ecological Transition. To this end, we present a dialog that aims to explain the present situation, and more generally, to provide food for thought regarding the role of fishing and fishers in the circular economy.

  • Iain Shepherd, European Commission
  • Donato Pentassuglia, Assessore Agricoltura e Pesca della Regione Puglia
  • Avv. Gianfranco Grandaliano, direttore generale dell’agenzia territoriale della Regione Puglia per il servizio di gestione dei rifiuti
  • Andrea Di Stefano, responsabile Progetti Speciali e Comunicazione Business Novamont.

Moderator: Marco Dadamo, member of the Slow Fish Advisory Board


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Financed by the European Union.

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