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Marine Debris Program Coordinates New California Ocean Litter Prevention Strategy

JUNE 22, 2018 — On June 18, the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) published the California Ocean Litter Prevention Strategy on its website. California has a long and successful history of leading efforts to prevent marine debris.

Building on previous initiatives, the MDP and California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) facilitated development and will track implementation of the 2018 California Ocean Litter Prevention Strategy: Addressing Marine Debris from Source to Sea. The Strategy identifies a range of actions to prevent and reduce marine debris in California, and it incorporates a breadth of input from government partners, NGOs, industry, and academics. The document provides a roadmap for action over the next six years, and it is intended to increase collaboration and galvanize support for marine debris projects. The Strategy is available on the Marine Debris Program website.

For more information, please contact Sherry.Lippiatt@noaa.gov.

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