Threat abatement plan for the impacts of marine debris
The Australian Department of the Environment and Energy is calling for public submissions on a Draft Threat Abatement Plan for the Impacts of Marine Debris on Vertebrate Marine Species (2017).
Marine debris, particularly plastic, is harmful to marine wildlife.The draft threat abatement plan sets out a proposed national strategy and a guide to investment and effort by the governments, researchers and non-government organisations.
In October 2015 we made a submission to a Senate inquiry into the threat of marine plastic pollution. For more, read How can we stem the tide of a plastic-polluted future? by our Senior Policy & Law Reform Solicitor Nari Sahukar.
Submissions are invited until Friday 31 March 2017.
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