Data preparation: Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Map preparation: Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Plastic marine litter and waste fishing gear Map present data on single-use plastic items which are part of marine litter, and data on waste fishing gear.
The data was collected during the measurement of marine litter at 22 measuring stations, from 2017-2022. Waste on the beach, waste on the seabed, and floating waste from the sea surface were measured. The data were collected during the monitoring for Descriptor 10 (marine litter), prescribed in the Monitoring and Observation System for the Continuous Assessment of the State of the Adriatic Sea (Official Gazette No. 153/14).
The methodology applied for the monitoring of marine litter was prepared based on the recommendations of the EU MSFD TG10 „Guidance on Monitoring of Marine Litter in European Seas“, 2013.
Within the HRPWD Project, G-codes related to waste plastic items for single use (SUP) and waste fishing gear, were extracted from the total data on measured marine litter
More information is available in HRPWD Project reports.