Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act

The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act legally establishes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Marine Debris Program. The mission of the NOAA Marine Debris Program is to use research, prevention, and reduction activities to investigate and solve problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our Nation's marine environment and ensure navigation safety. The Act outlines three central program components for the MDP to undertake: 1) mapping, identification, impact assessment, removal, and prevention; 2) reducing and preventing gear loss; and 3) outreach.

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Last Updated July 23, 2019, 20:24
Created March 5, 2018, 18:30
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