DeFishGear Conference Consolidates the Collective Fight against Marine Litter

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More than one hundred and thirty decision makers, scientists and representatives of civil society and industry from all over the Euro-Mediterranean area met in Athens on 12-13 of May 2014 to share information across borders, identify common goals and initiate joint actions to make a difference in the collective fight against marine litter.

The Mediterranean Conference on Combating Marine Litter in the Adriatic MacroRegion, along with a series of other marine litter events (read more here), was launched on the 12th of May 2014 by Janez Potočnik, EC Commissioner for Environment and well-known advocate for curbing marine litter in Europe, together with Ioannis Maniatis, Greek Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and Lila Iskandar, Egypt’s Minister of State for Environment Affairs.

Pedro Fernández represented EUCC at the conference and presented the methodology and results of sources identification for marine litter items, in particular the case of…

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