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Marine litter action plan for ports and harbours
by Ministry of the Environment (Estonia) (Government)
The objective is to reduce the amount of marine litter ending up in the sea. In order to do so, the current waste management system in ports and harbours will be revised taking into account the specific needs to collect also items and wastes that often end up in the sea as marine litter (like abandoned fishing gear). Also pilot and demonstration actions will be carried out in order to test the effectiveness of the planned changes. One of the main target groups to address are the coastal fishermen.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
December 2020
Marine litter action plan for ports and harbours
Financing (in USD)
100,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Research, training, pilot and demonstration actions, revision of relevant legislation
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2020
Ministry of Economics and Communications (Governmental), coastal municipalities (Governmental)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Rene Reisner, Head of the Marine Environment Department, rene.reisner@envir.ee, +3726262855
Tallinn, Estonia
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