Fishing for Litter initiative welcomed by the IWDG

26th Jan 2016

Excellent initiative by the Irish fishing industry and BIM to start addressing the serious issue of marine debris.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/farming/news/fishing-for-litter-initiative-encourages-fishermen-to-take-ashore-the-litter-they-catch-376752.html

Entanglement and ingestion of marine plastic is a problem globally and locally and we have considerable evidence of plastic ingestion by whales and dolphins in Ireland including both macro-plastics and micro-plastics. There is no justification for allowing marine debris to enter the marine food chain and any intiatives to address this issue are very welcome.

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