Marine Debris in

Florida & the Caribbean

Marine debris in MacArthur Causeway and a cruise ship.

The NOAA Marine Debris Program works with partners in Florida and the Caribbean on marine debris projects, including assessing regional needs, removal efforts, developing and implementing prevention strategies and action plans, and education and outreach.

Lobsters stuck in abandoned fishing gear.

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  • Save the date for the Florida Marine Debris Reduction Planning Workshop from January 30 - February 1, 2019. Registration available soon
  • Learn more about derelict, abandoned, and at-risk vessels in Florida.

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Ocean Aid 360's Ghost Trap Rodeo is supported through a Marine Debris Program Community-based Removal Grant



The NOAA Marine Debris Program offers several nationwide, competitive funding opportunities for marine debris projects. These include: marine debris removal grants; prevention through education and outreach grants; and research grants. Learn more about these opportunities.