Fishing for Litter initiative welcomed by the IWDG

26th Jan 2016

Excellent initiative by the Irish fishing industry and BIM to start addressing the serious issue of marine debris.

Entanglement and ingestion of marine plastic is a problem globally and locally and we have considerable evidence of plastic ingestion by whales and dolphins in Ireland including both macro-plastics and micro-plastics. There is no justification for allowing marine debris to enter the marine food chain and any intiatives to address this issue are very welcome.