Capacity Building for Marine Debris Prevention and Management in the APEC Region: Workshop Report, Yeosu, Korea 12-18 June 2017.
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APEC Oceans and Fisheries Working Group
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1. Capacity Building for Marine Debris Prevention and Management in the APEC Region, a training program for the APEC economies, was held in Yeosu, Korea on 12-18 June 2017 which had 28 participants from 14 APEC member economies, including Chile; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; Papua New Guinea; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Thailand; and Viet Nam. Expert speakers from 7 organizations - China; Republic of Korea; Chinese Taipei; The United States; UNEP; NOWPAP; and NOWPAP POMRAC were also invited to the program to give lectures on subject of their expertise. 2. Marine debris and its impacts to threaten marine life and reduce economic potential in the APEC region is becoming a serious issue. The amount of plastic marine debris discharged to waterways and finally to the Pacific Ocean is expected to grow. This has serious consequences to shipping, tourism, and fishing industries. Furthermore, there is growing concern for impacts of micro-plastics o.....
PublisherKorea Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM) for APEC Secretariat
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationChange, J.Y. (ed.) (2017) Capacity Building for Marine Debris Prevention and Management in the APEC Region: Workshop Report, Yeosu, Korea, 12-18 June 2017. Seoul, Korea, Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM) for APEC Secretariat. 51pp. (APEC#217-OF-04.3). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1006