AQUA-LIT, new EU project on marine litter!

Last year, the European Commission under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, launched the Sustainable Blue Economy call focused on 4 strands:

  • Strand 1: Demonstration & market,
  • Strand 2: Fighting marine litter,
  • Strand 3: Blue networks in the Mediterranean and
  • Strand 4: Restoring marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean.


Source: EC


In total, there were 22 new sustainable blue projects selected, composed by 104 companies from 22 countries and sharing €15.1 million.


One of the 5 projects funded under marine litter is AQUA-LIT, a two-year project which main objective is to provide the aquaculture sector with a toolbox of innovative ideas and methodologies that can showcase existing, upcoming and already implemented tools, case studies, best practices, a database and links between stakeholders to address the 3 main components of marine littering:

  • Prevention & reduction,
  • Monitoring & quantification, and
  • Removal & recycling.


Given its potential for aquaculture growth, the toolbox will be focused mainly on three sea basins: the Mediterranean, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea regions.



We invite you to follow us on our different social media to keep up to date with the activities we’ll be carrying out to fight marine litter!

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If you want to know more about the other projects, you can check them out here.