NOAA’s Marine Debris Program seeks comments to inform the development of our next five-year strategic plan (Fiscal Years 2021-2025).
The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts free from the impacts of marine debris.
The mission of the NOAA Marine Debris Program is to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program is authorized by Congress to work on marine debris through the Marine Debris Act, signed into law in 2006 and amended in 2012 and 2018.
The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC) is a multi-agency body responsible for streamlining the federal government’s efforts to address marine debris.