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Expand the project Fisheries for a Sea Without Litter to all fishing ports in the Portuguese mainland
by Ministry of Sea (Government)
The objective of the project " Fisheries for a Sea Without Litter" is to make Portuguese fishermen aware of the importance of collecting and separating marine litter during the fishing activity, creating in the ports the necessary infrastructures for its reception and forwarding to industry. This initiative began in the fishing port of Peniche with a pilot project that aimed to: (1) Improve the management of waste at the level of fishing ports and on the vessels; and (2) To raise awareness and stimulate the fishing industry to adopt good environmental practices that contribute to the reduction of marine litter.
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
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Other (please specify): Collecting and separating marine litter during the fishing activity
December 2030
Expand the project
Other, please specify
Regulatory tools
Staff / Technical expertise
This refers to the human resources that are to be mobilized in order to implement the commitment.
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2030
Ministry of Sea (Government), Docapesca, SA (state-owned company)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Jos Simo, General Director DGRM, jose.simao@dgrm.mm.gov.pt,
Other SDGs
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