Trashing Your Livelihood

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Marine Debris Education For Commercial Fishermen

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It’s Trashing Your Livelihood Photo: Colin Lowe, 2006

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© 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

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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

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267 Marine Species Are Harmed Worldwide By Plastics Alone (U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, 1998) Photo: Ocean Conservancy Photo: Bob King, MCAF

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Discarded Gear “Fishes” In Perpetuity Photo: NOAA

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Harm Marine Animals; Potentially Close Your Fishery Photo: Ocean Conservancy

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Photo: NOAA

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Trash Can Mimic Food Photos: NOAA

Trash Mimics Food: 

Trash Mimics Food Photo: Claire Fackler, NOAA

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Debris Can Destroy Fish Habitat Photo: NOAA

2. DiminishedMarkets and Sales: 

2. Diminished Markets and Sales Consumers Respond To Negative Reports Photo: Katherine H.

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Toxins In Your Catch Are Bad News Photo: Washington State Dept. of Health

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Plastic Photo: Greenpeace

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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)

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Plastic Attracts Other Toxins Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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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

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Disabling Your Vessel in Adverse Conditions Photo: J.J. Pronk

5. Fines and Legal Hassles: 

5. Fines and Legal Hassles Photo: USCG

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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

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Reuse Items When Possible Photo: Blake Emrys

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. . . Recycle Recycle Photo: J. Dzugan, AMSEA Photo: Florida Sea Grant

Solution: Zero Tolerance: 

Solution: Zero Tolerance Photo: Shawn McClung

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Secure Everything Onboard Gear Equipment Trash Photo: Bill Harris Photo: Vesa Harkonen

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Never Discard Anything Overboard Photo: Ed Fladung

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Take All Trash To Shore Photo: J. Dzugan, AMSEA

Solution: Shrink The Problem: 

Participate In Beach Clean-Up Photo: MCAF Solution: Shrink The Problem

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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

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