Responsibility measures

Currently, producers are not responsible for cleaning-up measures related to fishing/aquaculture gear. This gap will not be closed by the new EU Single-use-plastic Directive (SUPD) until 2021. However, national legislation is free to extend the legislative frame and could include clean-up responsibilities for producers.

Producer responisbility Producer responisbility

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Relevant type of aquaculture:

Fish Shellfish Seaweed

Relevant sea basin:


Relevant stage:

Prevention and reduction