45 ports
+600 boats
+2,600 fishermen
+1,000 T SINCE 2015

UPCYCLING THE OCEANS SPAIN

Upcycling Oceans Spain was born in September 2015 by the hand of the Ecoalf Foundation as a pilot project in which 9 fishing ports participated. A year later it joined the ECOEMBES project as a strategic ally of the project to together expand it along the entire Spanish coast and ensure the proper management of all recovered waste.

Ports involved
In Spain

Combarro
Combarro
Sanxenxo
Sanxenxo
Sanxenxo
Sanxenxo
Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Chipiona
Chipiona
Puerto de Santa Maria
Puerto de Santa Maria
Torrevieja
Torrevieja
Santa Pola
Santa Pola
Villajoyosa
Villajoyosa
Altea
Altea
Calpe
Calpe
Port of Burriana
Port of Burriana
Test
Test
Jávea
Jávea
Denia
Denia
Gandía
Gandía
Cullera
Cullera
Valencia
Valencia
Burriana
Burriana
Grao de Castellón
Grao de Castellón
Peñiscola
Peñiscola
Benicarló
Benicarló
Eagles
Eagles
Port of Mazarrón
Port of Mazarrón
Cartagena
Cartagena
Les Cases d' Alcanar
Les Cases d' Alcanar
Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Deltebre
Deltebre
L' Ampolla
L' Ampolla
L' Ametlla de Mar
L' Ametlla de Mar
Cambrils
Cambrils
Tarragona
Tarragona
Vilanova i la Geltrú
Vilanova i la Geltrú
Barcelona
Barcelona
Badalona
Badalona
Arenys de Mar
Arenys de Mar
Blanes
Blanes
Palamos
Palamos
Roses
Roses
Port de la Selva
Port de la Selva
Combarro
Combarro
Burela
Burela
Celeiro
Celeiro
A Coruña
A Coruña
Barbate
Barbate
Vinarós
Vinarós
San Pedro del Pinatar
San Pedro del Pinatar
Llança
Llança
Corme
Corme

The project is currently present in 45 Spanish ports and has managed to involve around 2,600 fishermen (mostly trawlers), who together have managed to remove more than 800 tonnes of marine garbage.

When the fishermen return to land, they deposit the garbage trapped in the fishing nets in the project's containers. This garbage is then taken to waste treatment plants, where its treatment is ensured. Thanks to the alliance with ECOEMBES, all the containers received are recycled

In addition to the recovery of marine garbage, UTO Spain wants to provide scientific information that will increase knowledge of the problem in order to establish preventive measures. Thanks to the voluntary participation of part of the fleet, it has been carrying out characterizations of the waste found on the seabed through the MARNOBA platform since 2019.

REGISTER HERE

"I am concerned because I see that there is a lot of waste in the oceans that comes from land."

FISHER for 3 years (Roses, Girona, Spain)

SINCE 2015 COLLABORATING WITH THE FISHING SECTOR IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MARINE LITTER.