Read more about the article Maritime rope could be adding billions of microplastics to oceans
Every metre of hauled new rope releases around 20 microplastic fragments into the ocean, and for older rope that figure rises to as much as 760 fragments per metre

Maritime rope could be adding billions of microplastics to oceans

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The hauling of rope on fishing and other vessels could result in billions of microplastic fragments entering the ocean every year, according to new research. A study by the University…

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Read more about the article Insights from Hampiðjan’s annual beach clean-up
In a single day volunteers collected close to two tonnes of mainly plastic waste from the beach at Krossavík. Image: Hampiðjan

Insights from Hampiðjan’s annual beach clean-up

Every year staff from fishing gear manufacturer Hampiðjan and their families join in a beach clean-up session, and this year’s effort highlighted some of the changes in the way fishing…

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Read more about the article Study analyses microplastics concentration off Nuuk
Researchers have analysed samples from Nuup Kangerlua (or Godthåbsfjorden) to identify concentrations of microplastic particles. Image: DTU Aqua

Study analyses microplastics concentration off Nuuk

A new study shows that concentrations of microscopic plastic particles in the sea along the west coast of Greenland are roughly the same as in the Atlantic. These minute pieces…

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Read more about the article 40-day top trip, plus junk
Blængur landed a record trip for its 40 days fishing in the Barents Sea. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Smári Geirsson

40-day top trip, plus junk

Síldarvinnslan’s factory trawler Blængur has landed a record trip after spending 40 days fishing in the Barents Sea, and is now back at sea on home grounds. Blængur’s crew worked…

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Read more about the article $8.3 million fund to clean up oceans of ghost fishing gear
The Canadian Government is putting $8.3 million into cleaning up ghost gear at home and internationally. Image: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

$8.3 million fund to clean up oceans of ghost fishing gear

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada is funding 26 projects in Canada and around the world to help rid the oceans of this destructive litter. The $8.3 million Sustainable Fisheries Solutions and…

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Read more about the article Blue Army and Hampiðjan join forces
Hampiðjan ísland managing director Jón Oddur Davíðsson, Hampiðjan CEO Hjörtur Erlendsson, Blue Army founder Tómas J. Knútsson, and Hampiðjan CFO Emil Viðar Eythórsson

Blue Army and Hampiðjan join forces

A co-operation agreement on clearing waste from Iceland’s beaches has been struck between Hampiðjan and the Blue Army. Hampiðjan will provide support worth ISK2.40 million annually to the Blue Army…

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Read more about the article Plastix awarded ISO certifications
Danish recycler Plastix has been awarded ISO certifications for its work processing end-of-life fishing gear and other post-use plastics. Image: Plastix

Plastix awarded ISO certifications

Fishing gear recycler Plastix has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications for its recycling processes for used fishing nets and ropes from the maritime industry, and other post-used…

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