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Project: Research on the type and amount of waste from Belgian fishing vessels, in the framework of the implementation of the EC-directive on shipping waste and the related Flemish legislation.

project duration
01-SEP-03 – 31-DEC-03
abstract
The purpose of this research is to define the type and amount of shipping waste from the Belgian (sea) fishing vessels. The types of waste are based on the MARPOL-Treaty 73/78 and the expertise from the fishing sector. The amount of waste has been estimated via depth-interviews with fishermen, selected through a scientific survey. The data is extended with technical data and an additional written survey. The description of the waste receipt facilities in the fishing ports is based on oral talks with several stakeholders. Based on the results of the surveys, possible scenarios and recommendations are proposed, in the framework of the legal liability for the fishing ports to construct a management plan on waste.