MAC & NWWAC Workshop on Marine Plastics and the Seafood Supply Chain

The Market Advisory Council and the North Western Waters Advisory Council are holding a Workshop on Marine Plastic and the Seafood Supply Chain.

The purpose of the Workshop was to bring together members of the MAC, of the NWWAC, and other Advisory Councils with experts and scientists to explore in both broader and greater detail the impact of plastics on fisheries and market actors. The Workshop was also to show that the MAC, and thus all actors along seafood supply chain, recognise the importance of plastics and take the issue seriously. By gathering input at the Workshop from experts and scientists on the topic, the Workshop be based on the facts and figures according to the latest research, and aimed to have a focus on a market perspective.


Agenda & Terms of Reference:

Agenda – EN Version

Agenda – ES Version

Agenda – FR Version

Terms of Reference – MAC & NWWAC’s Workshop on Plastics



  • Introduction

Opening by Guus Pastoor, Chair of the Executive Committee, MAC

  • Setting the Scene

Marine microplastics in the international context: Amy Lusher, Researcher Scientist, NIVA / FAO

Plastics Strategy: Werner Bosmans, Policy Officer – Circular Economy, DG ENV C2

EU actions to tackle marine litter from sea based sources: Magdalena Andreea Strachinescu Olteanu, Head of Unit, DG MARE A1

  • At Sea – Fisheries & Aquaculture

Effects of plastic pollution on the marine environment: Richard Cronin, Chair, OSPAR

The Clean Ocean’s Initiative Ireland: Catherine Morrison, Certification & Sustainability Manager, BIM

Project Clean Atlantic: Patricia Pérez, Project Officer, CETMAR

  • On Land – Packaging & Processing: minimising the impact along the production chain

Sustainable packaging and new directions in plastics packaging – retailer’s perspective: Pedro Lago, Sustainability and Circular Economy Projects Director, SONAE / YPACK Project

Project Oceanwise: Rebeca Arnedo, Co-Founder, Sustainn

Effects of microplastics on human health: Prof Brian Quinn, Professor, University West of Scotland

Reducing the impact of plastic packaging in the seafood supply chain: Christina Dixon, Senior Ocean Campaigner, Rethink Plastic Alliance



Nov 07 2019


8 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min


Interpretation Directorate (SCIC)
Rue de la Loi 102
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