National Marine Debris Management Strategy to conserve marine ecosystems

Kripa, V and Kaladharan, P and Prema, D and Jeyabaskaran, R and Anilkumar, P S and Shylaja, G and Saji Kumar, K K and Anasu Koya, A and Nair, Preetha G and Abhilash, K S and Dhanya, A M and Bose, John and Ambrose, T V and Divya, N D and Vishnu, P G and Mohan, Gishnu (2016) National Marine Debris Management Strategy to conserve marine ecosystems. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (228). pp. 3-10. ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    Marine debris which is defined as any persistent,manufactured or processed solid material discarded,disposed of or abandoned in the marine and coastalenvironment is one of the most pervasive, yetpotentially solvable, pollution affecting the world’soceans, coastal ecosystems and rivers. Whereasimpacts of most anthropogenic activities are usuallyfound near the point source, marine debris has beenfound to impact even distant locations, oftenaffecting uninhabited areas also. According toUnited Nations Joint Group of Experts on theScientific Aspects of Marine EnvironmentalProtection (GESAMP), 60 to 80%, of the global litterfound in the coastal and marine ecosystems hasoriginated from land and only the rest from seabased activities. The slow degradable nature ofmarine litter and the potential to pollute all spheresof oceans irrespective of point source has raisedthe alarm bells.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: National Marine Debris Management Strategy; marine ecosystems
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Marine Pollution
    Marine Environment
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 10:47
    Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 10:47
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11414

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