Business Opportunities from Waste Fishing Gear

BCE Update: EU focus on Extended Producer Responsibility schemes for fishing gear

Complimentary Webinar from Blue Circular Economy
29th June 2021 9.00 – 10.00 AM BST (10.00 – 11.00 AM CET)

Webinar Video Recording


To present the provisions of the Single-Use Plastic Directive in relation to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes and the circular design of fishing gear and provide an overview on follow-up actions.



Konstantinos Elemenoglou, Policy Officer, DG MARE, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Konstantinos was educated in Production Management Engineering and has worked in the private sector in Greece and in various roles at European Commission – namely DG COMP and EPSO – since November 2006. In February 2021, he was appointed Policy Officer in DG MARE.


Stakeholders (fishing/aquaculture gear producers/assemblers, recyclers, SMEs, local government, central government, business support, academia and NGOs), with an interest in waste fishing gear.


Blue Circular Economy

Blue Circular Economy is funded by Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) Programme (European Regional Development Fund) that is being organised between (2018-2022). Free mentoring on eco-innovation related to waste fishing gear is available for eligible companies with less than 250 employees based in the NPA region (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland west coast of Republic of Ireland, northern areas of Scotland, Northern Ireland (except for Belfast), Greenland and Faroe Islands). For more information on SME support for companies in the NPA region email Richard on


The event is free of charge but you need to register via by sending your name, job title and organisation. On receipt, you will be sent instructions to join the webinar.

Further information

For more information contact:
Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
Business School for the Creative Industries
+44 (0) 1252 892772

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