Legislation measures

Assess whether a deposit scheme or simple return system is better to implement.

Policy Policy

Photo: Kat Yukawa Photo: Kat Yukawa

Above all, the expenditure to implement a complex deposit system in relation to the relatively small amount of nationally disposed fishing nets and gear might be too high. As there are no secure numbers regarding the amount of nets and other fishing/aquaculture gear found in Baltic Sea waters and of their spatial distribution, available data can be derived, for example from the Fishing for Litter reports. Additionally, data from Swedish coastal municipalities provide a rough direction. Altogether a range from 0,5 to 30 tons of nets and other fishing/aquaculture gear per port reception facility occurs, assuming that already 10 tons can be profitable for establishing return schemes and even recycling.

Relevant type of aquaculture:

Fish Shellfish Seaweed

Relevant sea basin:


Relevant stage:

Removal and recycling