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The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) is calling for experts in Ireland to participate in standardisation in the area of circularity and recyclability of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment.

NSAI has created a new national mirror committee, NSAI/TC 115 "Sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and fishing gear", which is following and contributing to CEN/TC 466 “Circularity and recyclability of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment”.  

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) is inviting expressions of interest in getting involved in the standardisation work of NSAI/TC 115 "Sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and fishing gear".

You can register your interest online below. On completion of the form we will get in touch to process the application and discuss potential ways to get involved 

GET INVOLVED

CEN/TC 466 Scope:

Standardisation in the field of circularity and recyclability of plastic-based materials in fishing gear and aquaculture equipment. Excluded is standardisation work concerning fish processing, fish packaging, fish food products and general work on materials and equipment covered by other CEN/TCs.

This work arises from M/574 , a standardisation request from the European Commission to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards circular design of fishing gear in support of Directive (EU) 2019/904.

CEN/TC 466 is currently developing the following standards:

·        Circular design of fishing gear – Terms and Definitions

·        Circular design of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment – Part 1: general requirements and guidance

·        Circular design of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment – Part 2: User manual and labelling

·        Circular design of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment – Part 3: Technical requirements

·        Circular design of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment - Part 4 Environmental and circularity requirements and guidelines of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment

·        Circular design of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment – Part 5: Circular business model

·        Circular design of fishing gear and aquaculture equipment – Part 6: Digitalization of gear and components

For the full scope of work of CEN/TC 466, see  CEN-CEN/TC 466

To learn more about standards and the standardisation process:

See our online training materials which are available here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with: 

James Stapleton, NSAI/TC 115 Technical Secretary

Email: James Stapleton