Stefanie Werner, Ania Budziak, Jan van Franeker, François Galgani, Georg Hanke, Thomas Maes, Marco Matiddi, Per Nilsson, Lex Oosterbaan, Emma Priestland, Richard Thompson, Joana Veiga and Thomais Vlachogianni
Marine litter is a global concern with a range of problems associated to it, as recognised by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Marine litter can impact organisms at different levels of biological organization and habitats in a number of ways namely: through entanglement in, or ingestion of, litter items by individuals, resulting in death and/or severe suffering; through chemical and microbial transfer; as a vector for transport of biota and by altering or modifying assemblages of species. Marine litter is a threat not only to marine species and ecosystems but also carries a risk to human health and has significant implications to human welfare, impacting negatively vital economic sectors such as tourism, fisheries, aquaculture or energy supply and bringing economic losses to individuals, enterprises and communities.
Keywords:
Marine, Litter, Thematic, Report, Riverine, Monitoring, Harm
Type
Report
Published
1991
Source
doi:10.2788/690366
Ref.
EUR 28317 EN
Level
DE
Language
FR
Inv. nb:
201709180716
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