Marine debris become the global issue of this century after global warming and deforestation. According to WEC, in 2050, marine debris population will be the same with fish population. Marine debris have a great impact for species. For example, sea turtles can't distinguish between jellyfish and plastic. Indonesia become the second highest ocean's plastic waste producer in the world. Waste mismanagement become the main factor for this phenomenon. Economic loss due to marine debris be USD 1,2 billion. We need comprehensive cooperation in the future. From this meeting, participants identified the following priorities for cooperation, such as coordinated response, data sharing, and multilateral frameworks for improved environment protection and fisheries management. Behavioral change, reduces land-based leakage, reduced sea-based leakage, and law enforcement become Indonesia's priority programs to protect our marine resources. "Gelorakan Gita Laut," because we care, and we can! .
- 2nd Fisheries Management and Marine Environment Workshop Concept Note -
September 18th, 2018 | Kuala Lumpur
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