The INdIGO project aims to develop the first fishing gear with a controlled lifespan that is biodegradable in the marine environment. It also intends to define a strategy to improve the recycling of fishing gear at the end of its life and to promote the circular economy
The alternative solutions proposed by INdIGO are both preventive and curative in order to achieve a good ecological status in the France-Channel-England (FCE) area by reducing plastic pollution generated by the fishing and aquaculture industries.
INdIGO is a 45-month project funded by the Interreg VA France (Channel) England programme, a European Union programme that encourages economic development between the south of the UK and the north of France.
The project brings together 10 French and English partners: University of Southern Brittany (project coordinator), NaturePlast, Smel, Filt, University of Portsmouth, CEFAS, University of Plymouth, IRMA, IFREMER and Marine South East.