Trashing Your Livelihood

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Published on April 16, 2008

Author: AMSEA


Slide1:  It’s Trashing Your Livelihood Photo: Colin Lowe, 2006 Slide2:  © 2007 – Prepared by for under award NA06NOS4630024 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Your Ocean Workplace:  Your Ocean Workplace Covers most of earth’s surface In the Central Pacific, there are up to 6 pounds of marine litter to every pound of plankton 60% - 80% ocean debris originates on shore 20% - 40% discarded overboard Photo: Maui Aina North Pacific Gyre:  North Pacific Gyre Credit: Alexander Trevi Graphics: Alexander Trevi Trash From Fishing Vessels:  Trash From Fishing Vessels Nets, lines Buoys Plastics - bottles, gear, packaging Packaging bands Cigarette butts Gloves, clothing Strapping bands Photo: Louisiana Sea Grant Program A Potentially Huge Economic Impact:  A Potentially Huge Economic Impact About 50% of Seafood Harvested in U.S. Is Caught in The North Pacific Credit: Jen Chan Photo: Jen Chan Six Results Of TrashThrown Overboard . . .:  Six Results Of Trash Thrown Overboard . . . Photo: Andrea Zanivan Slide8:  Curtailment of fishing and your income due to species endangerment Diminished markets and sales due to negative consumer perceptions Reduction in the safety and health of your family, friends & customers Expensive repairs and lost fishing time Fines & legal hassles An ugly, degraded environment in which to work 1. Curtailment of Fishing and Your Income Due to Species Endangerment:  1. Curtailment of Fishing and Your Income Due to Species Endangerment Photo: J. Dzugan, AMSEA Slide10:  267 Marine Species Are Harmed Worldwide By Plastics Alone (U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, 1998) Photo: Ocean Conservancy Photo: Bob King, MCAF Slide11:  Discarded Gear “Fishes” In Perpetuity Photo: NOAA Slide12:  Harm Marine Animals; Potentially Close Your Fishery Photo: Ocean Conservancy Slide13:  Photo: NOAA Slide14:  Trash Can Mimic Food Photos: NOAA Trash Mimics Food:  Trash Mimics Food Photo: Claire Fackler, NOAA Slide16:  Debris Can Destroy Fish Habitat Photo: NOAA 2. DiminishedMarkets and Sales:  2. Diminished Markets and Sales Consumers Respond To Negative Reports Photo: Katherine H. Slide18:  Toxins In Your Catch Are Bad News Photo: Washington State Dept. of Health Slide19:  Plastic Photo: Greenpeace Slide20:  Monofilament line - 600 years Plastic bottles - 450 years Plastic bags - 10 to 20 years Plastic’s Amazing Lifespan Photo: Wilbert Baan (U.S. National Park Service; Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, FL) Slide21:  Plastic Attracts Other Toxins Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Slide22:  More Sources of Toxins... 3. Protect the safety & health of YOUR family:  3. Protect the safety & health of YOUR family Photo: Florian Boyd 4. Expensive Repairs and Lost Fishing Time:  4. Expensive Repairs and Lost Fishing Time Photo: N.Z. Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers Club Slide25:  Disabling Your Vessel in Adverse Conditions Photo: J.J. Pronk 5. Fines and Legal Hassles:  5. Fines and Legal Hassles Photo: USCG Slide27:  MARPOL Fines 6. An Ugly, Degraded Environment In Which You Must Work :  6. An Ugly, Degraded Environment In Which You Must Work Photo: MCAF Photo: T.J. McCann What Can You Do?:  What Can You Do? Photo: Mark Giles Solution: Create Less Trash:  Use Less Packaging Photo: Ian Broyles Solution: Create Less Trash Slide31:  Reuse Items When Possible Photo: Blake Emrys Slide32:  . . . Recycle Recycle Photo: J. Dzugan, AMSEA Photo: Florida Sea Grant Solution: Zero Tolerance:  Solution: Zero Tolerance Photo: Shawn McClung Slide34:  Secure Everything Onboard Gear Equipment Trash Photo: Bill Harris Photo: Vesa Harkonen Slide35:  Never Discard Anything Overboard Photo: Ed Fladung Slide36:  Take All Trash To Shore Photo: J. Dzugan, AMSEA Solution: Shrink The Problem:  Participate In Beach Clean-Up Photo: MCAF Solution: Shrink The Problem Slide38:  Report Littered Beaches & Floating Debris Photo: Lawrie Phipps Photo: Colin Lowe Stow It - Don’t Throw It…:  Stow It - Don’t Throw It… Leave only footprints on the shore. . . Photo: J. Dzugan, AMSEA … and leave only a wake on the sea:  Photo: Tom Hodgkinson … and leave only a wake on the sea Slide41: 907-523-0731

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