Working with the aquaculture sector to prevent marine litter from entering the sea
Marine litter has increasingly been recognised as a global concern and a huge and complex environmental, economic and social challenge as it has been observed in all marine and coastal habitats, from beaches to the deep sea, across all oceans and in the most remote locations. Given the harm it causes to marine wildlife, coastal communities, ecosystems and maritime activities, and the effects it has on economies, human health and safety, marine littering is a problem that must be tackled from different angles.
In line with the new EU Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy and considering that aquaculture is the fastest growing food-producing sector, with an expansion rate of 8% per year, AQUA-LIT considers crucial to:
Aqua-Lit is a consortium of 7 project partners, including a SUBMARINER Network’s member.
Mariana Mata Lara, Senior Project Manager