Collaboration between projects dealing with similar issues, in order to exchange experiences and objectives
MArinE Litter Sustainable Removeval and Management
Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world's rivers and oceans, harming the health of ecosystems and animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food.
(Monitoring, census, collection and initiation of recycling of ghost nets: fishermen protagonists of safeguarding the sea)
The project Mo.Ri.net aims to make a tangible contribution to resolving the problem of waste floating and deposited on the seabed, responsible for a direct and very serious environmental impact on the ecosystem and protected habitats and species. The project is carried out both inside and outside the marine protected areas of the Asinara Island and Capo Carbonara. The primary objective is to restore compromised marine habitats through concrete waste removal actions (plastic waste, ghost nets, lost or abandoned fishing gear), actively involving fishermen and raising awareness on the topic through dissemination and dissemination activities.
BioDesign Foundation: non-profit organization with registered office in St. Gallen, Switzerland and present in various countries
Vox Maris' mission is to purchase nets to be discarded from fishermen, to collect and recycle them in a factory in Padua, giving them a new life: textile fibers for clothing, with parts to be given to refineries to generate second-life plastics or to create polymers to serve the furniture industry.
Centro Interdisciplinary de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental
The project involves the fishing sector in improving practices and adopting more environmentally friendly fishing methods, so that through prevention, the volume of fishing gear that damages ecosystems or port spaces will be reduced. We will try to avoid the generation of marine litter through the development of acoustic tags for the localization of fishing gear. With these new tools it will be easier to locate fishing gear from the surface, reducing the likelihood of it being lost. These new technological solutions will be useful for mitigating the damage caused by lost tools, facilitating and speeding up their mapping and recovery.