Welcome to Fishing For Litter

This award winning initiative is a simple idea designed to reduce the amount of marine litter in our seas. Participating vessels are given hard wearing bags to collect marine litter that is caught in their nets as part of normal fishing activities.


Facts and figures:


Total number of tonnes of marine litter collected by Scottish and South West England member vessels


Harbours participating in Scotland and SW England


Number of vessels signed up to the scheme in Scotland and SW England



Fishing For Litter blog:

Macduff Harbour joins Fishing for Litter Scotland

Macduff Harbour has joined Fishing for Litter Scotland, bringing the total number of harbours in Scotland to 17. Contact the Harbour Master at Macduff if you would like your bag or if you have FFL bags to drop off. Official launch is planned for early December so watch this space. Photo: Anne Burgess


Dunbar Harbour joins Fishing for Litter effort

Dunbar Harbour has become the latest addition to the Fishing for Litter family - all down to the efforts of Harbour Master Quentin Dimmer. This brings the total of participating harbours in Scotland to 16 If you want to land litter caught during fishing at Dunbar, Quentin is the man to contact on 01368 238022.


Fishing For Litter Scotland shortlisted in The Ocean Awards 2017

Fishing for Litter Scotland has been selected as one of two finalists for The Ocean Awards 2017 'Saefarers' award. Great recognition of the hard work that continues to be done by our fishermen, ports and harbours Wish us luck for January 11th when the winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony in London.


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