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Lost/Discarded Fishing Gear (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 247

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Lost/Discarded Fishing Gear

Definition This consists of nets, floats, weights and cabling associated with fishing activities, usually at a commercial level. This type of debris forms a serious hazard for marine life and can persist in the environment for long periods.