|This week we are pleased to have published assessments on Plastic Particles in Fulmar Stomachs in the North Sea and on the Composition and Spatial Distribution of Litter on the Seafloor. These 2 assessments complement the assessments on Marine Litter ingested by Sea Turtles and Abundance, Composition and Trends of Beach Litter that we featured in Issue 17 of Friday Ocean Findings.
These Common Indicator Assessments contribute to our 2023 Quality Status Report and are single, measurable components which reflect the overall condition of the marine environment. Our Common Indicator Assessments cover myriad parameters looking at pollution, biodiversity, the impacts of human activities etc. that, when combined, create a picture of the health of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic.
OSPAR continues to take measures to reduce marine litter through our 2nd Marine Litter Regional Action Plan
We hope you enjoy these Indicator Assessments. Please do contact us with any comments at email@example.com
Fulmar image: Courtesy of Lucy Ritchie. Seafloor litter image: ©Marine Photobank