ADRIATIC SEA A PIONEER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION FOR RECOVERY AND REUSE OF FISHING NETS
ADRIATIC SEA A PIONEER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION FOR RECOVERY AND
REUSE OF FISHING NETS
Ancona, 16th October 2014
Aquafil, ECNC Land & Sea Group and Star Sock
Adriatic Sea a pioneer in the Mediterranean region for recovery and
reuse of fishing nets
With the Italian Port of Ancona promoted as national ?collection point?
and trawl vessels becoming involved for the benefit of the environment,
the Adriatic Sea becomes a pioneer throughout the Mediterranean for the
recovery and regeneration of abandoned fishing nets lying on the seabed.
This initiative is made possible thanks to a unique partnership between
researchers, divers, fishing industry operators, NGOs, local governments
and industry, presented today during a formal kick-off by the two
promoters: the DeFishGear project and Healthy Seas. The DeFishGear
project is funded by the EU-IPA Adriatic cross-border programme, and
aims to free the Adriatic of plastics. Healthy Seas is an initiative
that has started similar activities in the North Sea; it was established
by the Aquafil Group (a global player in the production of Nylon 6), the
ECNC Land & Sea Group and Star Sock.
Satisfaction with this positive synergy is unanimous, as emphasized by
Paul Pelusi, President of Consorzio Mediterraneo, the Italian partner of
the DeFishGear project. ?It?s a significant milestone, but also an
important starting point to strengthen the instruments and, more
generally, the culture of sustainability for the conservation of our sea.?