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KIMO is your local government voice on marine pollution
KIMO was founded by local municipalities with a shared concern for the state of the environment. KIMO is designed to give municipalities a political voice at the international level, to share best practice and to find solutions to marine political problems that affect coastal communities.
KIMO has become a pioneering environmental force which has contributed to a steady reduction in marine pollution in Europe's seas. This momentum must be sustained to ensure our oceans remain healthy for the benefit of vulnerable sea-life and for the people who reside on our precious coastlines.
A series of emerging environmental threats were the catalysts for KIMO’s foundation and remain the reasons for its continued work in the twenty-first century. Please explore our 'Who We Are', 'What We Do' and 'How We Work' sections to learn more about what KIMO represents, the principles we believe in and the projects we coordinate and support.
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CURRENT NEWS and REPORTS ...............
OSPAR ICGML 4-6 November 2015, Shetland
KIMO International and Marine Scotland welcome the OSPAR ICG meeting on Marine Litter which takes place from 4-6 November 2015 in Shetland.
| OSPAR Marine Litter Regional Action Plan|
Click here to go to the RAP on the OSPAR website
Clean up of ghost fishing gear off Orkney
Click here to see the interview from the KIMO AGM (BBC News 28 Sept 2015)
Looking forward - AGM 2016
The AGM in 2016 will take place in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Click here for a promotional video.
KIMO AGM 2015 - thank you!
On behalf of KIMO International, the Secretariat and all the attendees we'd like to say thank-you to Orkney Islands Council for their warm welcome and wonderful hospitality last weekend. It was very much appreciated by everyone present.
Fishing for Litter Scotland shortlisted for award
FFL Scotland has been shortlisted for the 2015 Nature of Scotland Awards in the Marine Conservation category. The awards take place on 19th November in Edinburgh when the winners will be announced. Congratulations to KIMO UK and we wish them the best of luck.
International Conference and AGM 2015
This year's conference and AGM take place over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015 in the Orkney Islands, UK.
Plastic Currents: a marine dilemma for the west coast of
This movie about marine litter that KIMO Sweden has been involved in is now available with English subtitles. Click here to watch this film on YouTube
Fishing for Litter 2011 - 2014 Report
KIMO UK is pleased to publish its final report detailing FFL Scotland's most recent successes
|Fishing for Litter - South West (UK) |
Spring 2014 newsletter containing the latest updates from the UK project.
| Fishing for Litter - Northern Ireland |
In February, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan launched, in Ardglass, the first ever Fishing for Litter scheme in Northern Ireland. The scheme is being sponsored by the Department of the Environment and is being administered by the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority. Seventeen boats have already signed up for the scheme.