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Southeast Region: Marine Debris Removal

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By: Leah Henry

We have been working on several marine debris projects to remove debris and better understand some of the effects it has on our coastal systems. Here are a few recent projects from the southeast region:

North Carolina Coastal Federation removes derelict crab pots and re-purposes them to create oyster habitat and revitalize an economically essential fishery.

Checkout NCCF’s crab pot removal project video

LagoonKeepers.org improves the quality of Palm Beach County’s estuarine, coastal, and near-shore marine ecosystems through derelict and sunken boat removal.

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium removes derelict vessels and other marine debris using community-based collaboration.

To learn more about NOAA Marine Debris Program removal projects visit our website.

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 “Southeast Region: Marine Debris Removal

  1. Hi, our Council of Governments here in coastal NC completed a ADV study in 2007 and we are now working with Sea Grant to update the ADV inventory for coastal NC. I need an example of a public survey (survey monkey type) that we can use to quickly gather data on ADVs without the expense of on-water surveys by a team. I did some internet research for a survey–no joy. Anyone got something we can use or adapt? Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

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