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Marine Debris Program Proudly Presents their FY 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

NOVEMBER 23, 2020 — On November 19, the Marine Debris Program released its Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2021-2025. 

Through this new plan, the MDP will contribute to the health of the Nation’s blue economy through projects that benefit commercial and recreational fisheries, small businesses, and coastal communities by preventing marine debris from entering the marine environment in the first place and removing existing debris from shorelines and coastal areas. The new Strategic Plan highlights how the MDP will work with dedicated staff and partners to make a measurable change toward reaching our vision: the global ocean and its coasts free from the impacts of marine debris. 

Six goals will guide the next five years: prevention, removal, research, response, coordination, and our new goal: monitoring and detection. The FY 2021-2025 Strategic Plan also includes a new focus on using innovative technology and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

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

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Last updated Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:52pm PST