Business Opportunities from Waste Fishing Gear

Circular Design and Circular Business Models

22nd March 2022 3.00 – 4.00 PM GMT (4.00 – 5.00 PM CET)
Online: Zoom

Webinar Video Recording

Webinar organised by The Centre for Sustainable Design ®UCA Business School & NTNU within the Blue Circular Economy project


The webinar will


EC Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for fishing gear due to published in December 2024 will mean that producers and assemblers will need to implement recycling initiatives. In parallel, CEN TC 466 is taking forward the development of European standards related to circular design and circular business models also to be published in 2024. This may mean that other circular solutions may emerge e.g. fishing gear designed for disassembly, as well as new re-use models. In addition, there are an increasing number of new products that are being launched that incorporate recycled polymer pellets and filaments, or re-use fishing gear in new applications.



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


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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