Supporting collection, treatment and recycling of fishing gear

What we do

When fishing nets are approaching their end-of-life (EOL), the nets should be collected and disposed appropriately. Setting up a collection network in the demanding NPA circumstances requires extra efforts from all of those involved. On the other hand, this offers also an opportunity to recycle and eventually also reuse the collected materials. The main outcome of the projects is a Blueprint for collection, treatment and reuse of EOL fishing gear for the NPA region. In delivering this, CIRCNETS also prepares the stakeholders involved in fishing business for the implementation of the legislative changes.

Project priority

Climate Change

Project period





Lead Partner

University of Oulu

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Project info


2.3 Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy

Total Budget

1.499.969,46 EUR

NPA Co-Financing

928.180,80 EUR

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