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.