Are you an aquaculture stakeholder? We want to hear from you!
Marine litter has become a global concern as it is flooding our world Ocean -including the seas in Europe, where plastic is the most commonly found type of debris.
It is estimated that more than 150 million tonnes of plastics have accumulated in the world's oceans and that 4.6-12.7 million tonnes are added every year. In a regional scale, Europe is the second-largest plastic producer in the world, after China, dumping 150,000-500,000 tonnes of macroplastics and 70,000-130,000 tonnes of microplastics in the sea every year.
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food-producing sector in Europe, with an annual expansion rate of 8% in the last three decades. With such a growth rate, this booming industry could act as a precursor by implementing preventive measures and innovative solutions to manage non-organic waste, which could become exemplary and lead the way for other sectors.
Actions & Solutions
From the European Strategy of Plastics to each volunteer of #EUBeachCleanups, all actions matter and all efforts are important! However, we are not always aware of everything happening elsewhere and we would love to hear more to help inspire more people.
So if you are an aquaculture stakeholder, we are interested in hearing from you to spread the word of how the aquaculture sector is tackling the problem.
Your solutions will be promoted in our communications and compiled in the portfolio of best practices which will be submitted to the European Union.
We invite you to share the actions that you and/or your organisation are carrying out to fight marine litter by providing us the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or by filling in the following form: https://forms.gle/17qKZaXmqed5Gvbs5