The third year of survey of beach debris at Main Bay, Bird Island reported only a small (14%) reduction in overall debris levels, comprising a 12% increase and 25% decrease in summer and winter accumulation, respectively. Nylon suing formed 79% of debris; most fragments were identical to those used in the local longline fishery as indicated by sections of longline washed ashore. Packaging bands were not found until August, coinciding with the arrival of krill fishing vessels off northwest South Georgia; however all bands found had been cut.
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