Evaluation of Beach Pollution by Aquaculture Styrofoam Buoys in Tongyeong, Korea

  title={Evaluation of Beach Pollution by Aquaculture Styrofoam Buoys in Tongyeong, Korea},
  author={Su Yeon Hong and Chan-Won Lee and Sunwook Hong and Jongmyoung Lee and Yong Chang Jang},
Abundance and composition of marine debris on 13 beaches of Tongyeong City, South Korea were surveyed in 2013 Autumn. The average quantity of macro debris (>25 mm) was about 30 particle/m 2 and that of micro debris (1 mm-25 mm) was about 26,971 particle/m 2 . This is a very high level compared with other areas of South Korea and the other countries. Among the 7 material types of debris (styrofoam, hard plastic, fiber, metal, glass, wood and others), styrofoam composed a large portion: 75% of… 



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Challenges to Marine Debris Management in Korea

  • D. Cho
  • Environmental Science
  • 2005
Marine debris, such as derelict fishing gear, bottles, plastics, and Styrofoam, remain in the sea almost in perpetuity and harm the marine environment. Some marine debris is transboundary, making it