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Position paper: Advocating Extended Producer Responsibility for fishing gear

Recent years have seen a significant increase in concern about the global problem of used fishing gear and ropes in the world’s ocean and other aquatic environments (this paper also extends to gear used in aquaculture).

The establishment of extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies and schemes for fishing gear and ropes represents a clear and actionable response to address one major vector of potential plastic pollution derived from fishing activities.