Caring about the future

NetTag - Tagging fishing gears and enhancing on board best-practices to promote waste free fisheries
Coordinator - Marisa Almeida
CESAM Responsible researcher - Cristina B. Pita
Programme - EASME - Executive Agency for SMEs
Execution dates - 2019-01-01 - 2021-06-30 (30 Months)
Funding Entity - EC - European Commission
Funding for CESAM - 49700 €
Total Funding - 493063 €
Proponent Institution - CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR), Portugal (coordinator);
Universidade de Aveiro (UAVR), Portugal;
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência (INESC), Portugal;
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UNEW), UK;
Universidad Santiago Compostela (USC), Spain;
Associção Pró-Maior Segurança dos Homens do Mar (APMSHM), Portugal;
Cooperativa de Armadores de Pesca del Puerto de Vigo (ARVI), Spain;
Lankhorst Euronete Portugal (EURONETE), Portugal

Project Description
The aims to reduce and prevent marine litter derived from fisheries by: i) reducing lost fishing gears by using new technologies able to track them, which will help fishermen to localize and recover their lost gears; and ii) promoting best-practices on board for the management of fishing garbage waste, through activities organized by fishermen associations for fishermen, contributing to raise awareness about the need to keep all garbage aboard.

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CESAM members on this project
Cristina B. Pita


CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020