Underestimated Microplastic Pollution Derived from Fishery Activities and "Hidden" in Deep Sediment.

  title={Underestimated Microplastic Pollution Derived from Fishery Activities and "Hidden" in Deep Sediment.},
  author={Baoming Xue and Linlin Zhang and Ruilong Li and Yinghui Wang and Jing Guo and Kefu Yu and Shaopeng Wang},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
Fishery activities are an important source of microplastic pollution in coastal areas but have received little attention. The Beibu Gulf, a traditional fishing ground of China and the China-Indo Peninsula, was selected in this study, and the focus was on the impacts of fishery activities on the horizontal distribution of microplastics in sediment. The results showed that the dominant contaminants (polypropylene fibers and polyethylene fibers) might originate from the abrasion of fishing gear… 
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