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Willis, KA, Goncalves, CS, Richardson, K, Schuyler, QA, Pederson, H, Anderson, K ORCID: 0000-0001-7749-4641, Stark, J, Vince, J ORCID: 0000-0002-4469-7634, Hardesty, BD, Wilcox, C, Nowak, B ORCID: 0000-0002-0347-643X, Lavers, JL ORCID: 0000-0001-7596-6588, Semmens, JM ORCID: 0000-0003-1742-6692, Greeno, D, MacLeod, C ORCID: 0000-0002-0539-6361, Frederiksen, N and Puskic, P ORCID: 0000-0003-1352-8843 2021 , 'Cleaner seas: reducing marine pollution' , Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries , pp. 1-16 , doi: 10.1007/s11160-021-09674-8.

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Abstract

In the age of the Anthropocene, the Ocean have typically been viewed as a sink for our pollution. Pollution isvaried, 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 continuesto grow, so too does the amount of pollution we produce. This presents us with a grand challenge whichrequires interdisciplinary knowledge to solve. While there is sucient data on the human health, socialeconomic, and environmental risks of marine pollution, a signicant lag exists when implementing strategiesto 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. Weidentied 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 SustainableFuture.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators: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
Keywords: marine debris, plastic pollution, grand challenges, SDGs, indigenous knowledge
Journal or Publication Title: Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publ
ISSN: 0960-3166
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s11160-021-09674-8
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