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#1Giulia Bernardini (Imperial College London)
Last. Arturo Castillo Castillo (Imperial College London)
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Abstract Plastic pollution is a major issue affecting the oceans. Despite rivers being the principal source of plastic debris, few of the studies on plastic pollution are focused on freshwater environments. To contribute to filling this knowledge gap, we analyzed three years of data on plastic pollution in the Thames in London. Using a community ecology approach, we analyzed abundance and composition of plastic items, testing for changes across time and space. We found two different types of sit...
#1Chris Williams (New Economics Foundation)H-Index: 1
Last. Kieran Hyder (UEA: University of East Anglia)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Marine Recreational Fisheries (MRF) provide important socio-economic contributions to coastal communities in the UK. Quantifying the contribution to coastal economies enables policy makers to plan for the sustainable development of these activities and consider trade-offs resulting from the implementation of regulations. Highlighting the importance of MRF enables their integration into fisheries management plans, tourism, and coastal infrastructure strategies, yet these effects are rare...
#1Vilde Steiro Amundsen (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 4
#2Tonje Cecilie Osmundsen (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 5
Abstract While the effectiveness of sustainability certification has been studied through many different approaches, an understudied dimension is the behavioral changes made within the companies that become certified. Following neo-institutional and organizational learning theory, the potential of certification as a means of improvement is premised on companies actually internalizing new principles. Based on interviews and fieldwork conducted within the aquaculture industry, we explore if, and h...
#2Begum Shahnaz Sinha (DU: University of Dhaka)H-Index: 1
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Abstract This research identified the maritime English skills that Bangladeshi seafarers need for working on-board ships and getting employment opportunities in the maritime sector both in the domestic and international levels. This study also sought to determine the level of maritime English proficiency expected by the recruiting agencies in Bangladesh. The present study was conducted on 135 senior cadets and 24 recruiting agencies in a mixed-method design by collecting both quantitative and qu...
#1Jacopo Aguzzi (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 29
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Abstract The ecological monitoring in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) needs technological implementation to achieve the standard required for an advanced ecosystem management. This paper describes the use, and provide the initial results of a continuous time-lapse image monitoring system, cabled with underwater cameras located in a Natura 2000 site: Sibenik (Croatia, 43°44′9.85″N and 15°52′37.62″E, in the Adriatic Sea). The images of the mobile megafauna recorded during daylight hours from January...
#1Cristina González-Andrés (University of Valencia)
#2José Luis Sánchez Lizaso (University of Alicante)H-Index: 27
Last. Maria Grazia Pennino (University of Valencia)H-Index: 10
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Abstract The Isla del Coco National Park, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is rich in biodiversity and has a high concentration of pelagic species. This high marine biodiversity makes the Isla del Coco National Park (PNIC) a very attractive place for illegal fishers. We analyzed a dataset covering 8 years (2003–2010) of patrol records from PNIC with the aim of determining, a) the spatial-temporal distribution of illegal fishing, b) other areas that could be prone to illegal fishing bu...
#1Tara HooperH-Index: 11
#2Caroline HattamH-Index: 14
Last. Nicola BeaumontH-Index: 20
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Abstract Early consideration of potential societal issues faced by the nascent tidal industry is important to facilitate public engagement and potentially avoid levels of conflict that have arisen within other renewable energy sectors; general expressions of public support (as reported in national-scale attitude surveys) do not always translate into approval for local developments. It is a very appealing idea that the likely response of different types of communities to marine energy development...
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