• Friday, November 8, 2019
  • 10:00 - 13:45
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 1 Room South Hall

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and Legambiente Onlus, Associazione Mediterranea Acquacoltori, Bluemed, Corepla, Enea, IPPR


Nets and tools from fishing and aquaculture activities, lost or abandoned, represent about one third of the plastic waste found on European beaches and a greater proportion in weight, reaching up to 11 thousand tons per year. These sectors generate and, in turn, suffer the impact of waste dispersed in the marine environment.

In Italy, the measures aimed to improve the management of waste generated by these production activities and countering the marine litter through fishing for litter activities, could finally be applied in the law "Salvamare", a law that is currently being approved and also inspired by bottom-up pilot projects. Even in the particular case of mussel farming nets, virtuous experiences of recycling and experimentation of new less impacting materials are already active. The Legambiente and CTS Ecomondo event aims to take stock of the situation and discuss the proposals and policies to be implemented.



Section Chairs

Stefano Ciafani, President of Legambiente

Fabio Fava, University of Bologna & President of the Scientific Committee of Ecomondo




10.00 Introductory greetings

Sigi Gruber, EU Commission

Anna Montini, Rimini Environment Councilor


10:30 - 11:30 The impacts of the marine litter on fish species/on fish stocks and the impacts of the fishing net on the marine ecosystem


Impacts and ecotoxicological aspects of marine litter in the marine environment

Cristina Fossi, University of Siena


Macro and micro plastics ingested by marine organisms: analysis of the phenomenon in the Mediterranean Sea

Marco Matiddi, Ispra


Aquaculture in Europe and in the Mediterranean basin: assessment, impacts and mitigation measures

Margherita Zorgno, EurOcean Foundation and Aqua-Lit project


Plastic facts, a bioeconomic approach to marine litter solutions in the Mediterranean Sea

Fedra Francocci, CNR-Bluemed CSA


Biodegradation of biodegradable plastics in the sea

Francesco degli Innocenti, Novamont


11:30 - 12:30 Il Fishing for litter: experiences and policies  


The long-standing experience of KIMO in Fishing for litter projects

Jan Joris Midavaine, KIMO international


“Salvamare” and the application of European Directives about SUP and Ports



The proposal of the Directive on Port Reception Facilities for ship-generated waste

Simona Giovagnoni, ANSEP-UNITAM


Corepla’s experience in Apulia and Lazio regions

Antonello Ciotti, COREPLA


The fishermen of Chioggia speak about their cleaning effort for the Adriatic sea

Giorgio Fabris, fishingboat Gionni Alberto commander


12:30 - 13:30 the mussel stockings, from problem to resource: solutions in comparison


The mussel farming at national level: productive, technological and innovative aspects

Eraldo Rambaldi A.M.A.


First experimental results for nets recovery 

Loris Pietrelli, Scientific committee of Legambiente


Pilot study on the possible use of bioplastic net in mussel farming

Matteo Baini, University of Siena


The challenge of experimentation: between results and critical issues

Angelo Bonsignori, President of IPPR


Discussion and Closure