The port of Maó welcomes PescArt Menorca

The port of Maó welcomes PescArt Menorca

The APB and the Maó Fishermen's Guild join the initiative to collect and recycle discarded fishing nets



The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) and the Maó Fishermen's Guild have joined the PescArt Menorca initiative, a circular and blue economy project promoted by Menorca Preservation and brought to fruition by the Plastic-Free Menorca Alliance. The decision will see the port of Maó participate in the recycling of discarded fishing nets.

The port of Maó is the third port on the island to sign up to the initiative to recycle disused fishing nets in order to give them a second useful life, following in the footsteps of Ciutadella and Fornells. Its involvement in the project will further boost the scope and impact of PescArt Menorca, not only in terms of the number of nets collected and recycled but also by diversifying and enriching the artistic and artisan creations.

In addition to collecting and recycling fishing nets, the initiative also offers a programme of workshops, both specifically for artisans and artists and for other groups. Furthermore, in the coming months, PescArt Menorca will schedule two exhibitions to showcase the artistic and artisanal pieces created as part of the project and will be consolidating new lines of collaboration and research.

As a new feature this year, PescArt Menorca has also decided to incorporate other types of plastic waste with artistic potential, such as wetsuits and parasols.