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CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR ABANDONED, LOST, AND
DISCARDED ARTISANAL FISHING GEAR IN THE NORTH OF PERU
Peruvian fishers can lose their gear when it becomes entangled in rocky bottoms
or due to climatic and oceanographic factors. Also, when interacting with marine megafauna such as whales or sea lions or with other boats that entangle or
carry gear when displayed for fishing.
Out of the sea, in ports or in the fishing communities, the lack of final disposal
facilities for fishing gear and the lack of a waste management system generates
pollution on the seashore along the Peruvian coast.
In search of a solution, WWF-Peru joined efforts with Bureo, a fishing net recycling company, to implement a pilot gear collection and recycling project
in three communities in central and northern Peru. The project started with
awareness activities conducted for fishers and building a storage facility at the
port, or identifying community members to help with the collection of discarded artisanal gillnets. The voluntary collection of artisanal monofilament nets
reached more than 500 kilos in a period of 6 months. In parallel, end of life
fishing gear was collected from industrial fishing companies, reaching more
than 100,000 kilos of multifilament fishing nets from the three largest industrial
anchovy fishing companies.
These nets are now ready to be recycled into new products, such as sunglasses,
skateboards, board games, and other products; replacing virgin materials, and
fostering a circular economy. In turn, a portion of the funds generated from the
sale of the recycled material will then be used to finance additional environmental projects and the expansion of the net collection program to more artisanal
fishing communities.

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