Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum Oceans and Fisheries Working Group Meeting
AUGUST 23, 2021 ─ On August 16-17, Marine Debris Division (MDD) staff served on the U.S. delegation to the Seventeenth Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Oceans and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG) meeting.
The meeting included representatives from eighteen APEC economies, and the topic of addressing marine debris in the Asia-Pacific region was a main focus of discussion. MDD staff are leading the coordination of APEC’s Marine Debris Roadmap Implementation Plan and MDD staff provided a briefing to the OFWG on the Plan during the meeting. This Plan is guiding APEC’s work on understanding and addressing marine debris through promoting policy development, capacity building, research and innovation, and financing and private sector engagement.
For further information, contact Steve.Morrison@noaa.gov.