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Southampton, NY Joins Fishing for Energy Partnership

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The Town of Southampton, on Long Island, joined the Fishing for Energy (FfE) Partnership on Friday, November 13, to become the 17th port partner. A permanent bin will be stationed at the Shinnecock Commercial Fishing Dock for fishermen to dispose of old fishing gear in. Speakers at the kick-off event included Allyn F. Jackson, Superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department for the Town of Southampton, Emerson Hasbrouck with Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County, Lynn Dwyer from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and John Waffenschmidt, Vice President of Environmental and Community Affairs for Covanta. To date, the partnership has converted over 200 tons of old and derelict fishing gear into energy.

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The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

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