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Guidelines and Recommendation on Vessel Innovation to Combat Marine Debris

COVER_224_OFWG_Guidelines and Recommendation on Vessel Innovation to Combat Marine Debris
Published Date April 2024
Type of Publication Manuals
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Ocean and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG)
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Pages 56
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Vessel innovation brings forth sustainable and appropriate technologies and engineering solutions that can enhance the ability to locate, track, and remove debris from marine environments. It also enables the development of specialized vessels designed for efficient debris management and disposal. By employing vessel innovation, we can significantly improve our capacity to prevent, monitor, and mitigate marine debris.


During the symposium, four economies presented their efforts in managing marine debris by using modified fishing vessels, small boat, new type of debris collecting vessel, and many types of activities. The main point is to stop debris leakage from rivers and land into marine water. The guidelines and recommendation book gives insight how APEC economies tackle this issues according their capabilities.