A Closer Look at Marine Debris


Taj Patteson (Editor)

Series: Marine and Freshwater Biology
BISAC: SCI039000

Marine debris is a persistent problem in many coastal areas of the United States. There are a variety of potential economic losses associated with marine debris, including effects on commercial fisheries, effects on waterfront property values, costs incurred by local governments and volunteer organizations to remove and dispose of marine debris, and more general “existence” values reflecting the public’s preference for a clean environment. This book discusses marine debris and steps to mitigate its effects. (Imprint: SNOVA)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Effects of Marine Debris on Beach Recreation and Regional Economies in Four Coastal Communities: A Regional Pilot Study
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Chapter 2. Marine Debris: Interagency Committee Members Are Taking Action, but Additional Steps Could Enhance the Federal Response
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3. Great Lakes: Land-based Marine Debris Action Plan
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Chapter 4. Statement of Anne Kinsinger, Associate Director for Ecosystems

Chapter 5. Statement of Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior

Chapter 6. Testimony of Christy Leavitt Campaign Director, Oceana

Chapter 7. Written Testimony of Linsey E. Haram, Research Ecologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Chapter 8. Written Testimony of Dr. Chelsea Rochman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Hearing on Ecosystem Impacts of Marine Debris/Ocean Plastic Pollution


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