• Thursday, November 7, 2024
  • 14:30 - 17:00
  • Memo
  • Tulipano Room B6 pav.
  • Italian
  • organized by Ecomondo STC & University of Padua, Legacoop Agroalimentare Northern Italy, Lavoratori del Mare Fisheries Cooperative

Marine litter and plastic pollution are a global issue threatening marine ecosystems. Fisheries, fishing ports and seafood supply chains can be a source of the litter directly or indirectly released into the sea, but they are also a central part of the solution: for example, they can substitially contribute to reducing pollution by ‘Fishing for Litter’ or adopting more sustainable management practices. This session aims to bring together governmental, academic and private stakeholders, including fishery representatives and ports, to discuss open problems related to sustainable marine litter management as well as the pros and cons of different solutions. Talks will showcase best practice examples, such as the Interreg Italy-Croatia project FishNoWaste (2024-26) focusing on waste management in Adriatic fishing ports, explore current regulations, and describe the sustainability of supply chains in a circular economy perspective, with a final round table.

Session Chairs

Alberto Barausse, University of Padua
Tommaso Musner, University of Padua


14.30 Introduction by the Chairs

Intervention by managing authority
Representative of Veneto Region

Intervention by Rimini Municipality

FishNoWaste project presentation
Representative of University of Padua

The EU Mission "Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030" 

BlueMed Initiatives

Regulatory analyzes regarding Marine Litter

International case studies and best practices

Supply chains of litter and of seafood: issues and potential

Round table on waste management in fishing ports

17.00 Discussion and closure by the Chairs