Marine Debris

Sources, Impacts, and Solutions

  • James M. Coe
  • Donald B. Rogers

Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. The Status of Marine Debris

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amounts, Types, and Distribution

      1. James M. Coe, Donald B. Rogers
        Pages 5-6
      2. James M. Coe, Stefan Andersson, Donald B. Rogers
        Pages 25-33
      3. Christine A. Ribic, Scott W. Johnson, C. Andrew Cole
        Pages 35-47
    3. Biological Impacts

  3. The Sources and Solutions to the Marine Debris Dilemma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. The Socioeconomics of Marine Debris

      1. James M. Coe, Donald B. Rogers
        Pages 157-159
      2. James Kirkley, Kenneth E. McConnell
        Pages 171-185
      3. V. Kerry Smith, Xiaolong Zhang, Raymond B. Palmquist
        Pages 187-202
    3. Considering the Maritime Sources of Debris

    4. Considering the Land-Based Sources of Debris

      1. James M. Coe, Donald B. Rogers
        Pages 289-291
      2. Wayne R. Trulli, Roy K. Kropp, Heather K. Trulli, David P. Redford
        Pages 307-325
      3. R. L. Swanson, Marci L. Bortman
        Pages 327-334
      4. David P. Redford, Heather K. Trulli, Wayne R. Trulli
        Pages 335-343
      5. Michael Liffmann, Laura Boogaerts
        Pages 359-366
      6. Ruperto Chaparro, Javier Vélez
        Pages 367-370
      7. Michael Liffmann, Bob Howard, Kathy O’Hara, James M. Coe
        Pages 381-390
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 391-413

About this book


Marine debris is a global pollution problem affecting marine life, maritime commerce and environmental quality. Scientists, policymakers and the public must be knowledgeable about the source, impact and control efforts if effective solutions are to be developed. Marine Debris addresses the origin of persistent solid waste in the ocean, from urban and rural discharges to waste from ships and the recreational use of oceans. The book identifies key issues from biological, technological, economic and legal perspectives, and gives a framework for controlling each of the main sources of marine debris.


Coast Ocean Pacific Ocean controlling environment marine policy pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Coe
    • 1
  • Donald B. Rogers
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Entanglement ResearchNational Marine Fisheries ServiceSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Alaska Fisheries Science CenterSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8488-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8486-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6161
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