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Last Update: 2019/11/26

Integral management model of recovery and recycling of the proper solid waste from the fishing and port activities
Julio Taboada
CETMAR - Centro Tecnológico del Mar; Fundación CETMAR (Spain)
NA - Galician Ports (Spain)NA - Leitat Technological Center (Spain)PLASTIMAR - Plastimar - Indústria de Matérias Plásticas, SA (Portugal)NA - Port Authority of Marín y Ría de Pontevedra (Spain)UDC - University of A Coruna (Spain)
€ 1,447,990
The fishing industry is a major provider or economic wealth and jobs for certain towns and villages. However, such fishing and port activities generate significant amounts of solid waste. This waste is often dumped directly into the marine environment. Where it is treated, it is often an inadequate generic treatment along with domestic waste. Three of the most significant and damaging inorganic solid wastes are: fishing nets, expanded polystyrene, and batteries/lighting devices. Abandoned and mismanaged nets and fishing equipment directly and negatively impact on the sea bed, reefs and other ecosystems as well as presenting a hazard that can kill fish - ghost fishing - and other wildlife through suffocation or strangulation. Equipment can trap as well as poison marine life, which is all the more a concern if such equipment is composed of plastic that may remain for between 50 and 450 years in the sea (and even longer if the equipment consists of expanded polystyrene). Batteries, which are increasingly used in fishing and other marine activities are all-too-often dumped at sea causing chemical pollution of the water and poisoning marine organisms. They remain a pollutant on the seabed for between 1 000 and 100 000 years depending on their heavy metal or chemical compound content. The overall objective of the 3R-FISH project is to minimise the environmental impact of the most significant solid fishing industry waste (i.e. polystyrene, fishing nets and lighting devices/batteries) on water and seabed quality and to promote the sustainable development of fishing and port activities. The project seeks to reduce the quantity of solid waste discharged into the marine environment and landfilled or incinerated as urban waste by supporting the proper use and recycling of devices and equipment used in the fishing industry. It seeks to develop and implement a sustainable system of management, treatment, disposal and recycling for this kind of fishing industry waste.
Waste management; Environmental impact;
Portuguese Waters (27.IXa,27.IXb)
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