Category Archives: Litter / Debris

IRISH shellfish producers call for action on “shocking report of raw sewage discharges to sea”

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OUR Ocean kicks off in Malta: “The sea is a global common. It is Our Ocean because it belongs to humanity, to each and every human being” – Mogherini

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PLASTIC pollution: 19 aquariums across the USA join forces & create a new Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP); Echoing EU’s #OurOcean

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AVAAZ campaign: A million people demand a global ban on single-use plastic at UN Oceans Conference; “Phase out single use plastic within next 5 years”

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YOUNG’s Seafood welcomes Global Ghost Gear Initiative action on marine pollution; But seafood business calls for more to be done…

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“RESULTS are jaw-dropping”: Greenpeace report highlights plastic footprint of world’s largest soft drinks companies; Marine pollution

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IRISH aquaculture producers express concern over proposal to dump 100,000t of fine peaty silt in Donegal Bay

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EU Commissioner Vella promotes international ocean cooperation on Vietnam and China missions 17-23 November

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OCEAN Cleanup concludes first-ever reconnaissance flight over ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’; More debris recorded than what was expected

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U.S. intelligence community produces its first ever unclassified assessment on drivers & global implications of IUU fishing

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INFLUENTIAL group of chefs urges London Mayor to ban “environmentally damaging” polystyrene packaging, including for fish trays etc.

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EFSA scientific opinion on emerging issue: “Presence of microplastics and nanoplastics in food, with particular focus on seafood”

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FILLING data gaps regarding the fate & effects of plastic debris (at sea) and the mechanisms driving these processes

Continue reading FILLING data gaps regarding the fate & effects of plastic debris (at sea) and the mechanisms driving these processes

MICROPLASTICS threaten fish larvae; Study highlights “first time an animal has been found to preferentially feed on plastic particles and [this] is cause for concern”

Continue reading MICROPLASTICS threaten fish larvae; Study highlights “first time an animal has been found to preferentially feed on plastic particles and [this] is cause for concern”

FIVE-tonne 2km ghost net retrieved from northern Australian waters; “Ghost nets are a global issue”

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