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Guidance : advice for fishing communities

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The fishing industry has a big part to play in reducing the amount of plastic waste found in the marine environment, with benefits both for the natural world and the industry itself.

This guidance sets out how port managers can responsibly manage resources and waste from fishing vessels at boatyards, harbours and marinas to prevent pollution incidents, minimise waste, and protect our natural world.

The guidance has been produced as part of Interreg’s Preventing Plastic Pollution project by The Environment Agency. It is available to download for free below.



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Advice for fishing ports & harbour masters


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