This leaflet, on the Australian Government's Department of Environment and Water Resources website, explains Marine Debris, and its impact on marine animals; lists species that are most affected; describes actions being taken to minimise its impact; describes the legal situation resulting from Marine Debris being listed as a threatening process under the EPBC act; and give contact details for where to get further information.
The leaflet can be read on line, or downloaded as a PDF file (167 kB).
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