The introduction of litter as a result of proposals should be avoided or minimised where practicable and activities that help reduce marine litter will be supported.
- Proposals should demonstrate the consideration of potential introduction of litter from the activity. The introduction of litter should be avoided or where this is not possible should mimise any litter.
- Proposals should include a brief explanation or evidence of a plan to remove waste during construction; licensed marine activities will need to demonstrate consideration of the Waste Framework Directive and Waste Hireachy.
- Proposals should, where possible, support activities which reduce marine litter, such as voluntary beach clean schemes and the Fishing For Litter by-catch removal scheme by commercial fishermen.