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Second AQUA-LIT Consortium meeting

After seven months of hard work AQUA-LIT Team is meeting again, and this time right next to the ocean! The second AQUA-LIT consortium meeting was hosted by the partner Nausicaa, in Boulogne Sur Mer, France, on the 2nd and 3th of July.                                         

AQUA-LIT and EATiP join forces to support innovation in European aquaculture

The European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP) is an international non-profit association dedicated to developing, supporting and promoting aquaculture and, especially and specifically, technology and innovation in European aquaculture. From the 17th to the 18th of June 2019 the 11th Annual General Meeting of the EATiP was held in the Warwick Hotel Brussels, Belgium.

AQUA-LIT at the Aquaculture Advisory Council

On June 6th, the working group 3 of the Aquaculture Advisory Council held a meeting in Brussels to discuss horizontal issues in the aquaculture sector. The AAC invited several experts to learn and debate on wetlands, data collection, marine spatial planning, seaweed and marine litter for which AQUA-LIT was responsible. 

Good news from Italy! Fishermen will be allowed to collect plastic at sea

Fishermen as "sea sweepers” of the sea: soon they will be allowed to bring on land plastic and rubbish stuck in their nets without being accused of waste trafficking.

The international Forum on Marine Litter and Circular Economy

MARLICE, the international Forum on Marine Litter and Circular Economy was held from the 10th to the 12th of April 2019, in Seville.

AQUA-LIT & CLAIM workshop on Marine Litter at the European Maritime Day 2019!

AQUA-LIT and the CLAIM project have joined forces to deliver an interactive workshop on marine litter at the European Maritime Day 2019

A step forward in fighting microplastic in the environment!

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) submitted in Januray 2019 a proposal to ban intentionally added microplastics in cosmetics, detergents, paints, agricultural and industrial products.

The European Parliament backed up Commission's proposal on single-use plastics' strategy!

In May 2018, the Commission introduced the Single-use plastics directive proposal to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and bandoned fishing an aquaculture gear. Last week, on March 27th, 2019, the European Parliament approved this proposal that addresses 70% of all marine litter items.

30 global companies together for starting the Alliance to End Plastic Waste!

A new Global Alliance to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment and especially in the ocean was launched in January 2019 by nearly thirty member companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain.