Peterhead: Fishing for Litter

Peterhead Port supports the Fishing for Litter scheme as part of its wider efforts to combat marine litter. The Port’s 2020 Vision includes a target to reduce marine waste to landfill by over 50%. Fishing for Litter is designed to reduce the amount of marine litter in our seas by physically removing it and to highlight the importance of good waste management amongst the fleet. Participating vessels are given hardwearing bags to collect marine litter that is caught in their nets during their normal fishing activities. Filled bags are deposited in participating harbours on the quayside where they are moved by harbour staff to a dedicated skip or bin for disposal. Operational or galley waste generated on board, and hence the responsibility of the vessel, continues to go through established harbour waste management systems.