Marine Debris in

Florida & the Caribbean

ADV grounding on hardbottom resources in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

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.

Wood and vessel debris on a shoreline.

Abandoned and Derelict Vessel information for states in the Florida & the Caribbean region:

Image Gallery

Why anglers should care about ghost fishing and abandoned and derelict crab traps. Produced by Ocean Aid 360 and Roundhouse Creative Studio supported by a NOAA MDP community-based removal grant.