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NOAA MDD participates in West Coast Governors’ Agreement Marine Debris Workshop on Land-based Debris

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On February 9-11, members of the West Coast Governors’ Agreement Marine Debris Action Coordination Team (MD ACT) convened in San Francisco for their second workshop on marine debris.

Participants from West Coast Governors' Agreement workshop on land-based debris. Photo credit: NOAA MDD

Engaging a number of invited experts, the team focused on land-based debris, formulating recommendations on several topics: Data Gathering and Management; Reduction and Prevention; Cleanup; Public Education; and Coordination. This entirely self-prepared and facilitated workshop relied on its members to research current land-based marine debris activities along the West Coast, present  the findings at the workshop, and stimulate discussion. Workshop participants summarized the recommendations and then ranked them in order to provide solid guidance for the formulation of the West Coast marine debris strategy.

— Nir

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

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.

One thought on “NOAA MDD participates in West Coast Governors’ Agreement Marine Debris Workshop on Land-based Debris

  1. That is a little something I have to do more research into, thank you for the posting.

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