INdIGO will develop biodegradable fishing gear that will lead to the prevention of ocean plastic pollution in the long term. The project will also promote the circular economy by optimising net recycling routes and by disseminating good practices in the programme area.
Key aims are to:
- reduce marine plastic pollution generated by fisheries and aquaculture
- develop the first biodegradable fishing gear with a finite lifespan to benefit the marine environment
- identify fishing gear already lost and improve the recycling of fishing gear at the end of its life.