With fishing gear (including nets, lines, pots and ropes) accounting for 27% of all beach litter and only circa 1.5% of gear effectively recycled BIM’s workshop encourages all actors involved to facilitate recovery, re-use and recycling of the plastic material in fishing gear.

This workshop will be professionally facilitated by Whole Earth Futures and BDO both specialists in Business Model Design and will explore the challenges and opportunities posed to the current business models.

Workshop context

Through a number of new and upcoming directives , the European Commission will be encouraging all actors involved to facilitate recovery, re-use and recycling of the plastic material in fishing gear and to ensure the  maximum of derelict gear possible is  back to shore and include it in the waste and recycling streams. This workshop also supports BIMs commitments to Irelands Clean Oceans Initiative to:

  • create important baselines/ reference points for the sector
  • improve the  circular management of fishing gear
  • identify solutions that will demonstrate  to the wider public that the sector has actions in place that reduce being a source of marine litter.

BIM ‘s workshop supports the UN Sustainable Develop Goals, in particular SDG14, Life below Water, by preventing and reducing marine pollution.

Who should attend?

This workshop will be of particular interest to fishing gear manufacturers, vessels, producer organisations, harbour management and waste contractors.

To attend either event, please register in advance as places are limited.

Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Time: 09.00 to 17.00
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Little Island, Cork

Tea/Coffee and lunch are provided.

Contact Us

Catherine Barrett
Direct: +353 1 2144251
Mobile: +353 87 2897651
Email: catherine.barrett@bim.ie