Extreme Weather a Major Cause of Plastic ‘Ghost Gear’

(12/02/19)

 from Fish Farming

A new white paper from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) published on 28 November has determined that extreme weather is currently one of the major causes of plastic ‘ghost gear’ from fish farms entering oceans and rivers, and warns that the increasing “frequency and severity” of tropical storms due to climate change could exacerbate the problem.

The white paper, Marine Litter and Aquaculture Gear, has for the first time classified the different causes of plastic waste from aquaculture and assessed the risks to different farming systems.

The paper has been commissioned and published by ASC to provide scientific rigour and evidence to the............................................................


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