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Marine Debris Division Chief Attends Trash Free Seas Alliance Annual Meeting

DECEMBER 9, 2019 — On November 18-20, Nancy Wallace, Marine Debris Division Chief, attended the Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance annual meeting in San Diego, California. 

Group posing outdoors for photo.
Attendees at Trash Free Seas Alliance annual meeting. Image credit: Eric DesRoberts, Ocean Conservancy.

The Alliance unites industry, science, and conservation leaders who share a common goal for a healthy ocean free of trash. The Alliance members work together to implement cross sector solutions. During the meeting, the Ocean Conservancy provided a detailed update on their recent publication “Plastics Policy Playbook: Strategies for a Plastic-Free Ocean”, Alliance members gave updates on their activities, and leading scientists presented on the latest research. The members participated in a field visit to the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and saw the impacts of a NOAA Marine Debris Program funded grant to reduce trash in the Tijuana River Valley by improving trash capture and removal and implementing novel outreach and prevention programs in Mexico.

For more information contact Nancy.Wallace@noaa.gov.

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Last updated Friday, December 13, 2019 3:14pm PST