Marine Debris Program Awards Funds to Eight Sea Grant Programs
APRIL 27, 2020 — On April 16, the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), in collaboration with Sea Grant, awarded $350,000 to eight Sea Grant programs for projects that will research, prevent and remove marine debris in U.S. waters.
These projects are matched with funding from the state Sea Grant programs, bringing the total investment for these marine debris projects to $700,000. The projects take on a number of key marine debris issues, including preventing and removing derelict crab traps, reducing the presence of plastics in waterways, empowering students through marine debris education and removing marine debris from sandy beach ecosystems.
These projects will commence in late spring or early summer of 2020 and will continue for two years.
For more information, please contact MaryLee.Haughwout@noaa.gov.