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Cleaner seas: reducing marine pollution


Willis, KA and Goncalves, CS and Richardson, K and Schuyler, QA and Pederson, H and Anderson, K and Stark, J and Vince, J and Hardesty, BD and Wilcox, C and Nowak, B and Lavers, JL and Semmens, JM and Greeno, D and MacLeod, C and Frederiksen, N and Puskic, P, Cleaner seas: reducing marine pollution, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries pp. 1-16. ISSN 0960-3166 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11160-021-09674-8


In the age of the Anthropocene, the Ocean have typically been viewed as a sink for our pollution. Pollution is varied, ranging from human-made plastics and pharmaceutical compounds, to human-altered abiotic factors, such as sediment and nutrient runo . As the global population, wealth and resource consumption continues to grow, so too does the amount of pollution we produce. This presents us with a grand challenge which requires interdisciplinary knowledge to solve. While there is sucient data on the human health, social economic, and environmental risks of marine pollution, a signi cant lag exists when implementing strategies to address this issue. We gathered 17 experts from the elds of social sciences, marine science, visual arts, logistics and traditional and rst nations knowledge holders to present two futures; the Business-as-usual, based on current trends and observations of growing marine pollution, and a More Sustainable Future, which imagines what our Ocean could look like if we implemented current knowledge and technologies. We identi ed priority actions that governments, industry and consumers can implement at pollution sources, vectors and sinks, over the next decade to reduce marine pollution and steer us towards the More Sustainable Future.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:marine debris, plastic pollution, grand challenges, SDGs, indigenous knowledge
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Pollution and contamination
Research Field:Pollution and contamination not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
UTAS Author:Willis, KA (Ms Kathy Willis)
UTAS Author:Richardson, K (Ms Kelsey Richardson)
UTAS Author:Anderson, K (Dr Kelli Anderson)
UTAS Author:Vince, J (Dr Joanna Vince)
UTAS Author:Nowak, B (Professor Barbara Nowak)
UTAS Author:Lavers, JL (Dr Jennifer Lavers)
UTAS Author:Semmens, JM (Professor Jayson Semmens)
UTAS Author:Greeno, D (Mr Dean Greeno)
UTAS Author:MacLeod, C (Professor Catriona MacLeod)
UTAS Author:Puskic, P (Mr Peter Puskic)
ID Code:142681
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2021-02-05
Last Modified:2021-09-16

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