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Persistent Marine Debris, Challenge and Response: The Federal Perspective.

Another publication is Oceans of Plastic, Report on a Workshop on Fisheries-Generated Marine Debris and Derelict Fishing Gear," from a 1988 conference in Pordand, Oreg. This report outlines the problems of marine plastic pollution and the fishing industry's role in it; it then presents some specific steps for a solution: Financial incentive systems regarding gear discarding or loss/recovery; a bounty system to reward fishermen bringing in their old gear or that found at sea; educational incentives for port personnel and seamen; and technological efforts such as recycling plastics, developing or using degradable plastics, and marking nets to determine ownership. Appendices provide the text of Robert W. Schoning's opening remarks and documents submitted to the workshop for background information on the issue. The 68-page paperbound volume, Alaska Sea Grant Report No. 88-7, costs
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Publication:Marine Fisheries Review
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Date:Jun 22, 1989
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