Multi-sectoral research on East China sea beach litter based on oceanographic methodology and local knowledge

Satoquo Seino, Azusa Kojima, Hirofumi Hinata, Sin'nya Magome, Atsuhiko Isobe

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Trans-boundary pollution is carried by currents and other flows. Litter from river basins flow into the sea, and currents and winds spread them along the coast. In Japan, many citizen groups, community based organizations, fishermen, divers, national and local governments, CBO and an international NGO have continued to clean up beaches, riverbanks and the sea bottom for some decades. Most of these activities are voluntary, but the costs accrued by local governments progressively multiplied. Beach and river litter have become serious social problems. Therefore, scientific and systematic countermeasures, multi-sectoral collaboration and international collaboration are essential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1289-1292
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Coastal Research
Issue numberSPEC. ISSUE 56
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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