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Tackling Marine Litter in the Mediterranean: Knowledge & Tools

8 April 2019

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Sustainability of achievements Guarantee the sustainability of the Community‚Äôs achievements, by ensuring the creation of a permanent link between the Community outcomes and the existing Mediterranean-wide knowledge platforms on marine litter in order to foster accessibility to available resources, the transferability of the knowledge and tools generated, and the replicability of the solutions te. [...] 10 Marine Litter in the Mediterranean: Knowledge and Tools By the MED Biodiversity Protection Community‚Äôs Working Group ‚ÄúBiodiversity Management and Protection‚ÄĚ, March 2019 Finally, at the Mediterranean level, a legally binding Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management17 was adopted in 2013 in the context of the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Regi. [...] In the first34, focusing on the middle latitudes of the Western Mediterranean Basin, it was found that the overlaps of marine litter with cetaceans are generally high, especially in spring and summer, in the Balearic Islands, the Bonifacio Strait, and the Sardinian Sea, while the lowest overlaps are in autumn and winter in the Balearic Islands and the Bonifacio Strait. [...] Recommendations have been drawn from the results of the field experiments and the analyses of photographs taken, focusing on aspects such as the sampling scale and platform, the sampling design, the environmental conditions, and the type and size of marine litter. [...] Recommendation #9 ‚Äď Sustainability of achievements Guarantee the sustainability of the Community‚Äôs achievements, by ensuring the creation of a permanent link between the Community outcomes and the existing, Mediterranean-wide knowledge platforms on marine litter, so as to foster the accessibility to available resources, the transferability of the knowledge and tools generated, and the replicabil.

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