fishing nets

World Oceans Day: Nets, Traps, Lines – Connecting Fishing Gear by Satellites to Limit Plastic Pollution and help fishermen in their daily activities

With the celebration of World Oceans Day on 8 June, CLS, supported by IFREMER and CNES, is deploying fishing nets connected by satellite for the first time in the Mediterranean and in French overseas territories. This solution from space will limit plastic pollution and help fishermen in their daily activities.

In European waters, more than a third of plastic pollution comes from fishing equipment (source: International Maritime Organization).