Aquaculture is an industry that creates economic growth, employment and economic stability, especially in rural areas and along coastal areas in Europe and the European Union is keen on large-scale expansion of aquaculture overall. The aim of the Biogears project is to develop durable, fit-for-purpose and marketable, biobased ropes that are compostable in industrial composting conditions and hence have a highly reduced carbon footprint and less environmental impact along the whole value chain.