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The GESAMP assessment focuses on a category of plastic debris termed ‘microplastics’. These small pieces of plastic may enter the ocean as such, or may result from the fragmentation of larger items through the influence of UV radiation.

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Type of document: 
Publication
Publication date: 
29/01/2015
Publication Organisation: 
Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)
Keyword/s: 
Microplastics
Thematic Area: 
Marine pollution
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