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End-of-Life and Waste Fishing Gear Policy and Circularity

How can we better manage end-of-life fishing gear, improve circularity & reduce waste?

The European Commission and the Contracting Parties of the OSPAR Convention invite you to a workshop on end-of-life and waste fishing gear policy and circularity, on 20 & 21 March 2024.

The objective of the workshop is to share information about implementing measures to manage end-of-life and waste fishing gear and promote circularity. The workshop will consist of presentations and breakout sessions, including on the OSPAR Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter and the requirements for EU Member
States under the Single Use Plastics Directive to set up extended producer responsibility schemes by 2024, define national minimum collection targets for fishing gear, and monitor and report fishing gear.

The workshop will also explore the work towards the harmonised standard for the circular design of fishing gear and discuss ambitions for a new International legally binding instrument on plastic pollution.

If you have any questions, please contact: rapcoordinationatjkgconsultancy [dot] com (rapcoordination[at]jkgconsultancy[dot]com) 



Workshop agenda
General publications18 March 2024
Workshop Agenda EU-OSPAR


  • fishery management | sustainable fisheries | blue economy
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024, 09:00 - Thursday 21 March 2024, 13:00 (CET)
  • Brussels, Belgium

Practical information

Wednesday 20 March 2024, 09:00 - Thursday 21 March 2024, 13:00 (CET)
Hotel le Plaza
Bld Adolphe Max, 118-126, Brussels, Belgium