Marine Debris Program Participates in Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation - Oceans and Fisheries Working Group Meeting
FEB. 22, 2022 – On February 14-15, Marine Debris Program (MDP) staff served on the United States delegation to the eighteenth meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Oceans and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG). APEC is an important multilateral forum facilitating collaboration among economies in the Asia Pacific region, and marine debris is a high priority topic of discussion for the OWFG, and other relevant APEC working groups.
The MDP is leading the coordination of APEC’s Marine Debris Roadmap Implementation Plan and provided an update presentation on the Plan at this week’s meeting. The Implementation Plan is guiding APEC and regional economies’ work on understanding and addressing marine debris through promoting policy development, capacity building, research and innovation, and financing and private sector engagement.
For more information, please contact Steve.Morrison@noaa.gov.