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This report provides recommendations, advice and practical guidance, for establishing programmes to monitor and assess the distribution and abundance of plastic1 litter, also referred to as plastic debris, in the ocean.

It is a product of the GESAMP Working Group (WG40) on ‘Sources, fate and effects of plastics and microplastics in the marine environment’ 2, co-led by the Intergovernmental Commission on Oceanography (IOC-UNESCO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The main audience of the report is intended to be national, inter-governmental and international organisations with responsibilities for managing the social, economic and ecological consequences of land- and sea-based human-activities on the marine environment.

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Publication date: 
18/03/2019
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IMO, FAO, UNESCO-IOC, UNIDO, WMO, IAEA, UN, UN Environment, UNDP, ISA
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