Marine Debris Composition and Abundance: A Case Study of Selected Coastlines in Ujong Karang, Meulaboh, West Aceh


  • Eka Lisdayanti Department of Aquatic Resources, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Teuku Umar University
  • Neneng Marlian Department of Aquatic Resources, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Teuku Umar University
  • Sri Wahyuni Department of Marine Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Teuku Umar University
  • Nurul Najmi Department of Aquatic Resources, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Teuku Umar University
  • Rahmawati Rahmawati Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Teuku Umar University



Abundance, Composition, Marine litter, west Aceh


Marine debris has become an increasing environmental threat in the world. West Aceh's coast is designated for tourism and fishing activities. This study determines the composition, characteristics, and abundance of waste on two selected beaches with economic activities for fishing (daily activities of coastal communities) and tourism activities. Garbage collection was carried out on two beaches on the coast of Johan Pahlawan District, West Aceh Regency, namely Pasar Baro Beach and Ujung Karang Beach. Pasar Baro Beach and Ujung Karang Beach were chosen because they are near fish market activities and recreational beaches, respectively. Determination of the sampling area by distance, from the low tide line to the first vegetation or concrete on the beach. The sampling length was measured using a 100 m roll meter parallel to the coastline. The results showed that the total weight (%) and frequency of waste per category were highest in the household category at Pasar Baro Beach. While at Ujung Karang Beach, the highest frequency of garbage is found in the variety of plastic drink bottles. The difference in abundance at the two stations is due to differences in visits and activities of the surrounding community. In addition, due to the lack of local cleaning efforts and facilities that could be more optimal, piles of garbage are still found along the coast


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How to Cite

Lisdayanti, E. ., Marlian, N., Wahyuni, S., Najmi, N., & Rahmawati, R. (2024). Marine Debris Composition and Abundance: A Case Study of Selected Coastlines in Ujong Karang, Meulaboh, West Aceh. Journal of Coastal and Ocean Sciences, 5(1), 1-6.