Miniature transponder technology to be used in the war against ocean plastic

Low-cost acoustic tags attached to fishing nets are being trialled as part of a major new project to reduce marine litter and 'ghost fishing'.
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Toxics

Hunting for ghost nets in the Great Lakes

Free-floating fishing nets can kill fish and sailors. On the Great Lakes, anglers and tribes are confronting the problem.
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