Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113341
Title: Abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear at urban coastlines
Authors: Gajanur, Anya Roopa
Jaafar, Zeehan 
Keywords: Plastic pollution
Singapore
Ghost nets
Ghost fishing
Marine debris
Urbanized shoreline
Southeast Asia
Issue Date: Feb-2022
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Citation: Gajanur, Anya Roopa, Jaafar, Zeehan (2022-02). Abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear at urban coastlines. Marine Pollution Bulletin 175 : 113341-113341. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113341
Abstract: Abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) is considered a major threat to ocean biodiversity. Yet, little is known of the interactive impacts of ALDFGs and urban nearshore biodiversity and habitats, especially in Southeast Asia where fisheries efforts are increasing. We identified ALDFG hotspots around Singapore–where 80% of coastal areas are urbanized or anthropogenically modified. Fishing lines and nets were the most common ALDFGs recovered; with strong correlations between ALDFG presence and beaches, intertidal, mangroves, as well as sites with significant coastal modifications. Plastic polymer nets trapped the highest organism diversity and abundance. A total of 1052 trapped individuals comprising 124 species were recovered, the majority in classes Merostomata, Actinopterygii and Malacostraca. The most abundant trapped species was Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda and the highest mortality presentation was in Class Actinopterygii. This study demonstrates that ALDFGs remain a threat to marine biodiversity within urban coastal habitats and at heavily modified shorelines.
Source Title: Marine Pollution Bulletin
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/228603
ISSN: 0025-326X
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113341
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications
Elements

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
Gajanur and Jaafar 2022 ADLFG in Urban Coastlines.pdf2.55 MBAdobe PDF

CLOSED

Published

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

3
checked on Dec 2, 2022

Page view(s)

45
checked on Dec 1, 2022

Download(s)

1
checked on Dec 1, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.