Fishing nets on the coastline of the Arctic and North-East Atlantic: a source analysis: findings and recommendations based on an in-depth analysis of the sources, origin, and pathways of fishing nets collected on beaches in Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard, the Netherlands, Norway, and Scotland

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Abstract

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the first comparative study into the sources, origin and pathways by which fishing nets end up on beaches spread over the Arctic and North-East Atlantic region: Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard, the Netherlands, Norway, and Scotland. The conclusion of this report is that improved waste management of net cuttings on board bottom trawling vessels and in ports is the most effective mitigation measure to prevent most fishing net litter on beaches.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9789463957052
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameWageningen Economic Research report
No.2021-022

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