Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

While we vacuum the seas, we may as well clean them of debris…

Posted 20 Oct 2015 / 0

2015-10-20aFrontiers in Ecology and the EnvironmentNorway to start trawling for trash

I guess this is a cool initiative, one that capitalizes on a philosophy of as long as you are out there sweeping the seas for fish, you might as well dispose properly of all the garbage that you “catch”. But I can’t help but see the irony: this kind of initiative has the potential to make a dent in our oceanic trash problem only because we so thoroughly extract marine life through our fishing activities.

A Minor Post, Articles, Biodiversity Loss, Marine Ecosystems, Pollution, Sustainable Harvesting

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