Picture of the Day: TSHD Artevelde Takes Part in FFL Project

DEME’s trailing suction hopper dredger Artevelde has started its participation in the Belgian Fishing for Litter (FFL) project.

The Foundation for the Development of Sustainable Fisheries SDVO, Waste Free Oceans WFO, DAB Vloot, DEME, the Directorate-General for the Environment, Ecodivers and Healthy Seas are joining their efforts as partners to make the North Sea waste-free.

As part of the programme ‘Working together for a waste-free North Sea’, launched in 2012 by the Foundation for the Development of Sustainable Fisheries and Waste Free Oceans, several organisations have expressed their willingness to join forces for the realisation of a waste-free North Sea.

The marine industry is confronted with increasing problems as waste on the bottom of the sea regularly causes disruptions to dredging works during stormy weather. The pilot project will be carried out on board the TSHD Artevelde.

In order to realise the third form of Fishing for Litter, SDVO has started the proactive collection of fishing nets and fishing gear and offering it for recycling. This component of the FFL project now gets another dimension due to the collaboration with Ecodivers, a group of divers who, also in the scope of the Healthy Seas project, on a voluntary and structured basis will help cleaning up the waste around a number of shipwrecks off the Belgian coast.

In the scope of the Healthy Seas project the fished up nets will be converted into raw materials used for the production of socks and other items.

Dredging Today Staff, July 7, 2014

 

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