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pdf NOAA (2015). NOAA Marine Debris Program Strategic Plan 2016-2020, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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NOAA-2015-NOAA Marine Debris Program Strategic.pdf

NOAA (2015). NOAA Marine Debris Program Strategic Plan 2016-2020, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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pdf OSPAR (2010). Guideline for monitoring marine litter on the beaches in the OSPAR Maritime area - amendment 2014, OSPAR Agreement 2014-1.

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OSPAR Commissio-2010-Guideline for monitoring.pdf

OSPAR (2010). Guideline for monitoring marine litter on the beaches in the OSPAR Maritime area - amendment 2014, OSPAR Agreement 2014-1.

A guideline for monitoring marine litter on beaches has been developed by OSPAR as a tool to collect data on litter in the marine environment. This tool has been designed to generate data on marine litter according to a standardized methodology. 

pdf Pettipas, S., et al. (2016). "A Canadian policy framework to mitigate plastic marine pollution." Marine Policy 68: 117-122.

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Pettipas-2016-A Canadian policy framework to m.pdf

Pettipas, S., et al. (2016). "A Canadian policy framework to mitigate plastic marine pollution." Marine Policy 68: 117-122.
Marine pollution from plastic debris is a global problem causing negative impacts in the marine environment. Plastic marine debris as a contaminant is increasing, especially in Canada. While the impacts of macroplastics are well known in the literature, there are relatively few policy studies related to mitigating microplastic toxicity in the environment. Despite overwhelming evidence of the threat of plastic in the marine environment, there remains inadequate or limited policies to address their mitigation, particularly microplastic debris. Existing policies for waste management, marine debris monitoring and awareness campaigns were evaluated from other jurisdictions. Policies and recommendations were developed for the Canadian context. Recommendations include improved practices for: (1) law and waste management strategies; (2) education, outreach and awareness; (3) source identification; and (4) increased monitoring and further research.