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Alessandra Vanzella
UNEP-Caribbean Environment Programme

Regional cooperation and intergovernmental agreements: key elements addressing marine debris issues in the Wider Caribbean Region 

Ashley Carlson
American Chemistry Council

Private sector efforts to create effective, collaborative partnerships to reduce litter

Britta Denise Hardesty
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Ghost net impacts on globally threatened turtles

Christy Hudak
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

Impacts of marine debris on manatees, turtles and dolphins in Florida

Juliana A. Ivar do Sul
Federal University of Pernambuco

Entanglement along the Brazilian coastline: thousands of kilometers of impacts and threats

Lauren Saez
Contractor with Ocean Associates Inc. for National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Regional Office

Marine mammal entanglements along the United States West Coast: a reference guide for gear identification

Mark Chiappone
Nova Southeastern University

Design-based surveys of marine debris distribution, abundance, and entanglement of benthic coral reef organisms in the Florida Keys

Mark Peter Simmonds

Addressing the threat posed by marine debris to wildlife in the deep oceans.

Miguel Iniguez-Bessega
Fundacion Cethus

A review of marine debris impacts on cetaceans in Argentina

Natalie Ortiz
Fundacion Keto

Marine debris and megafauna in Costa Rica: next steps?

Paul Holthus
World Ocean Council

The role of ocean industries in reducing marine debris

Robert J. Mayer
University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla

Vida Marina: Marine debris reduction in Puerto Rico using an innovative university-based/community-outreach model.

Susan Kinsey
Marine Conservation Society

Too little, too late? Tackling marine litter

Tom Matthews
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Marine litter in the Caribbean: Raising awareness, improving infrastructure, and encouraging action


Dong-Oh Cho
Korea Maritime University

Removing derelict fishing gear in the East Sea

Erin Pelletier
Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation

GEAR GRAB: Removal of derelict fishing gear in the Gulf of Maine

Gabriela Bradt
New Hampshire Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension

Terns, Gulls and Marine Debris: Cleaning up seabird sanctuaries 5 miles out at sea

Giovanna Longhi
Asociación Terra Nostra

National Cleanup: Costa Rica Green and Clean

Grace Heathcote
Ghost Nets Australia

Ghost Nets Australia: Saltwater people working together

Heidi Ruud
Norsk Fiskeriretur AS

Norsk Fiskeriretur ‒ Resources astray

Jennifer Kennedy
Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation

The role of state policy on clean-up of lobster traps in Maine and New Hampshire, and a case study of a successful cleanup

Kory Angstadt
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Monitoring and reducing the impact of 'ghost' fishing by derelict fishing traps/ Reducing bycatch mortality in trap fisheries with biodegradable components

Kyle Miller
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Removal of derelict blue crab, stone crab, and spiny lobster traps in Florida

Marcelo Sivack
Org. Conservation Cetaceans

Campaign to prevent waste and cleaning of coastal beaches involving students, tourists and the community: ‘Take care of your waste and 3 others’

Michelle Manley
Chilean Navy (DIRECTEMAR)

Results of the first National Coastal Cleanup Report Chile ‒ 2011

Nancy Wallace
NOAA Marine Debris Program

NOAA’s marine debris program: efforts to reduce derelict fishing gear including the fishing for energy partnership

Nicholas Mallos
Ocean Conservancy

3Rs for eliminating ocean trash: reduce, remove and research.

Steve Trott
Watamu Marine Association

Marine debris management and recycling project: Watamu, Kenya

Tom Piper

Fishing For Litter: The voluntary removal of marine debris by the fishing fleet


Cristina Castro
Ballenas del Pacifico

Saving humpback whales entangled in gill nets in Ecuador

David Mattila
IWC (and NOAA)

Large whale entanglement in marine debris: what do we know and what can be done?

Diederik van Liere
Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre Lenie 't Hart

Entangled and fish-hooked seals, stranded in the Netherlands during the period 1985-2010

Jaime Bolanos-Jimenez
Sea Vida

Cetacean entanglements and strandings in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 2000-2012

Julie van der Hoop
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Behavioral impacts of disentanglement of a right whale under sedation and the energetic cost of entanglement

Lemnuel Aragones
University of the Philippines

Lessons learned by the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network from rescued marine mammals and sea turtles related to marine debris 

Lynda Doughty
Marine Mammals of Maine

Marine Mammals of Maine: Rescue efforts for entangled marine mammals

Manoj Matwal
Wildlife Trust of India

Whale Shark Conservation Project along the Guijrat Coast of India

Michael Moore
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Welfare aspects of marine mammal entanglement in fishing gear

Mike Meyer
Oceans & Coasts, Department of Environmental Affairs

Trends and interventions in large whale entanglement along the South African coast

Rebecca Allen
Cornwall Seal Group

Entanglement as a welfare issue for grey seals Halichoerus grypus in North Cornwall, UK