The NOAA Marine Debris Program, in cooperation with the NOAA Restoration Center, has a new open funding opportunity for marine debris removal. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2013. Take a look: http://go.usa.gov/jJDB
A crew pulls derelict nets, which often contain seals, crabs, and fish, out of the Puget Sound.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program serves as a centralized marine debris capability within NOAA in order to coordinate, strengthen, and increase the visibility of marine debris issues and efforts within the agency, its partners, and the public. This Program is undertaking a national and international effort focusing on identifying, reducing, and preventing debris in the marine environment. Additionally, the MDP supports and works closely with various partners across the U.S. to fulfill the Program’s mission.