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Marine litter surveys on Boccasette beach (Rovigo, Italy)

  • Joana Buoninsegni
  • Elisabetta Olivo
  • Maria Grazia Paletta
  • Carmela Vaccaro
  • Corinne Corbau

This study aims to evaluate the presence of marine litter in relation to the main human activities and during some different meteorological conditions. Five surveys were performed along Boccasette spit to collect the stranded items, in order to assess the density of debris and the beach cleanliness. The main litter macro-category is represented by artificial polymer materials (96%), while the others macro-categories represent the 4% of collected items. The main sources of the marine litter have been attributed to improper waste disposal and fishing/aquaculture activities.

  • Keywords:
  • Marine pollution,
  • Coastal management,
  • Clean Coast Index,
  • Fishing and aquaculture,
  • Plastic waste,
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Joana Buoninsegni

University of Ferrara, Italy

Elisabetta Olivo

University of Ferrara, Italy

Maria Grazia Paletta

University of Ferrara, Italy

Carmela Vaccaro

University of Ferrara, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4954-8697

Corinne Corbau

University of Ferrara, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-9210-9745

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Chapter Title

Marine litter surveys on Boccasette beach (Rovigo, Italy)

Authors

Joana Buoninsegni, Elisabetta Olivo, Maria Grazia Paletta, Carmela Vaccaro, Corinne Corbau

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.14

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2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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2022

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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2975-0288

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