Fishing at Sea Created at Least 75% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Slashdot

Plastic emissions from rivers remain the main source of plastic pollution from a global ocean perspective. Plastic lost at sea has a higher chance of accumulating offshore than plastic emitted from rivers, leading to high concentrations of fishing-related debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch [or GPGP]. New findings confirm the oceanic garbage patches cannot be cleaned solely through river interception and highlight the potentially vital role of fishing and aquaculture in ridding the world’s oceans of plastic…. Source: Fishing at Sea Created at Least 75% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Slashdot