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Plastic pollution and why we need to enforce global rules on fishing vessels

An estimated half of ocean plastic pollution comes from some 4.5 million fishing vessels operating in national and international waters. Image: Unsplash/Naja Bertolt.

Karen Scott

Professor in Law, University of Canterbury

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Plastic pollution has also become an issue for regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs). Image: REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Half of ocean plastic pollution is estimated to come from some 4.5 million fishing vessels operating in national and international waters. Image: Unsplash/Eric Barbeau

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