Marine Litter Data Collection Methodology

The SIF Marine Litter Data Collection Methodology allows for data samples of 10 meters or more and there are simplified forms which can be completed. These forms have been modified so that they are tailored to the different islands but also include all the remaining MCS items on a back page to avoid items being missed.

The forms also include local aquaculture and inshore fishing items which are not included on the MCS forms.

It is also possible to link into the Beachwatch teams for beach cleaning groups to organise beach cleans and benefit from the insurance and guidance/publicity for these cleans.

The SIF-Marine Litter Data Collection Methodology was developed to create a method by which the relevant data for the Scottish Islands could be gathered and also fit in with the international standards of data collected by the Marine Conservation Society.

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