The plastic in seafood

8 Jan 2021

QAEHS PhD candidate Francisca Ribeiro spoke with Ocean Protect about the plastic in seafood. 

Part 1 of the Podcast
Part 2 of the Podcast

Plastic contamination of the marine environment is widespread, but the extent to which the marine food web is contaminated is not yet known - until now. Francisca Ribeiro is a PhD candidate from University of Queensland who led a recent study that has found plastic contamination in samples of popular seafood such as prawns, oysters, crabs, and sardines. The study is an important step to understanding the potential harm microplastics in seafood could have on human health - and Francisca gives us the low down on the study methods, results and what it all means next time you're thinking about eating your next seafood meal (or not).