Projects

Monitoring marine plastics in Canada’s North

By January 10, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Theme: Human activity
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities, Marine ecosystems/living resources

Principal investigator

Max Liboiron, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Call

Cycle II, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Projects

The project established the first studies and the first baseline for plastic ingestion in food fish central to northern sustenance and livelihoods, partnered on the first monitoring exhibition for surface plastics through the arctic, and invented, validated, and released the first inexpensive, do-it-yourself scientific trawl for surface plastic exploration designed explicitly for northern waters.