The Effect of Marine Litter on Fisheries & OceansExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Conference
Start Date: September 5, 2018
End Date: September 5, 2018
Venue: Brussels, Belgium
Website: Event webpage
E-mail: eurocean [at]

As part of its ‘European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy’, the European Commission committed to look into further action to address plastic marine litter that builds on the piecemeal efforts underway in EU Member States. Furthermore, the Commission’s ‘Proposal for a new Directive on Port Reception Facilities’ aims to tackle sea-based sources of marine litter, while the introduction of the ‘Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment’ proposal addresses the prevention and decline of plastic marine litter from single use plastic items and fishing gear containing plastic, that can potentially be transformed to micro-plastics.

This event will bring together key policy-makers, private and NGOs’ sectors, to discuss and explore these new European Commission proposals. Moreover, the possible ways of their implementation in EU Member States will be addressed, alongside the significant challenges for stakeholders and their contributing actions towards the achievement of these new policy measures.