Pollution & The Fishing Industry

“Ghost gear can consist of all lost, abandoned or deteriorating fishing nets and commercial fishing gear, as well as plastic waste from aquaculture. Recent studies indicate that ghost fishing gear may make up 46-70% of all macro-plastics in the ocean by weight, and pose threats to marine animals like whales and turtles.

Now, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is investing $8.3 million into what will be known as the Ghost Gear Fund. It will support 22 projects in Canada and four internationally over the next two years, targeting categories such as gear retrieval, eco-disposal, acquisition and the piloting of new gear technology.”

Canada invests $8.3M in fishing gear removal to fight marine plastic pollution via Environmental Science & Engineering

A Detailed Review Study on Potential Effects of Microplastics and Additives of Concern on Human Health via PubMed.

More on defining a “majority” via Wikipedia.

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