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Fishing gear lost in the ocean in 2017

Abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) includes netting, mono/multifilament lines, hooks, ropes, floats, buoys, sinkers, anchors, metallic materials and fish aggregating devices (FADs) made of non-biodegradable materials such as concrete, metal and polymers (MEPC 2020; FAO ISSCFG 2013). It has been estimated that global fishing gear losses each year include 5.7% of all fishing nets, 8.6% of all traps and 29% of all lines used (Richardson et al. 2019). ALDFG can have serious impacts on marine organisms through entanglement and ingestion.

Year: 2021

From collection: Drowning in Plastics: Marine Litter and Plastic Waste Vital Graphics

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal

Tags: marine litter plastic waste vital graphics

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