Report on good practices to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from fishing activities.
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Perez Roda, Amparo
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This report provides an overview of the status of fishing-related marine plastic litter, focusing specifically on abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG or “ghost gear”) and evaluating its impact and contribution to the broader marine plastic litter issue. In particular, the preparation of this report supports phase I of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) component of the UNJP/GLO/051/IMO project, Activity 1.1.2, under the GloLitter partnership (hereafter “GloLitter”). GloLitter is implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and FAO thanks to initial funding from the Government of Norway via the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). While the quantity of plastic waste from the fishing sector entering the ocean, and in particular ALDFG, is still the subject of conjecture, ALDFG is recognized as the most harmful form of marine litter (Wilcox et al. , 2016) irrespective of whether it has been .....
PublisherFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations & International Maritime Organization
Rome, Italy & London, UK
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
CitationGiskes, I., Baziuk, J., Pragnell-Raasch, H. and Perez Roda, A. (2022) Report on good practices to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from fishing activities. Rome and London, Food and Agriculture Organization & International Maritime Organization, 80pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4060/cb8665en
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