Budget expenditure: $145,666.00
Project Status:
Completed
Principal Investigator: Bronwyn M. Gillanders
Organisation: University of Adelaide
Project start/end date: 3 Feb 2019 - 27 Aug 2020
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Toxin
Supply Chain
Pollution
Impacts
Food Safety
SPECIES
Greenback Flounder
Yelloweye Mullet
Mulloway
Yellowfin Bream
Black Bream

Need

Plastic pollution has become a significant environmental issue worldwide. World plastics production has increased from around 1.9 million tons in 1950 to more than 330 million tons in 2013 (Worm et al. 2017). Although governments are looking to reduce use of plastics, it is still appearing in marine environments. Besides plastic objects entering the ocean and being broken down into smaller pieces, waste water and runoff also carry microplastics (plastics

Objectives

1. Determine how widespread the presence of plastics in Australian seafood sold for human consumption is and how this varies across the country including from metropolitan and non-metropolitan markets
2. Place the presence/absence of plastics in Australian seafood into the international context

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ORGANISATION:
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Industry
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