Lobster Trap Debris in a Marine Sanctuary—More Than You Could Imagine

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Every year, commercial fishing traps are lost, abandoned, or discarded, contributing to the ever-increasing amount of marine debris submerged on the seafloor. Although recognized worldwide as a detriment to marine ecosystems, quantitative data on the amount of abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear is lacking.

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This journal review originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Fisheries magazine.