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Fishing for Litter is a great project idea for raising awareness of the problems caused by marine litter and facilitating its direct removal. There are a growing number of organisations starting their own Fishing for Litter projects. In order to ensure that projects get the best from the experience gained by KIMO UK and others, KIMO UK has set up an affiliate programme for Fishing for Litter projects.
Membership of the programme gives projects access to KIMO International’s and KIMO UK’s extensive experience in running Fishing for Litter projects and membership of the Fishing for Litter UK and Ireland Coordinator’s Forum.
If desired, KIMO UK can organise workshops for those setting up new projects and assistance during project execution.
Projects operating in the UK and Ireland can register with KIMO UK as an affiliate project and join the forum. The aim of the forum is simple: to share experience and practice in order to maximise the benefit of Fishing for Litter projects.
The forum meets four times per year by ‘Skype for Business’ to discuss issues, share experience and resolve problems. Representatives of Government bodies involved in encouraging Fishing for Litter activities are also welcome so that they can hear first-hand the challenges and barriers that the projects face. The forum also aims to collect data from all collaborating projects for presentation to interested bodies (including OSPAR) and hopes it will be the ‘go to’ place for information about Fishing for Litter in the UK and Ireland.
Fishing for Litter Ireland