Reports and Technical Memos

The NOAA Marine Debris Program has a suite of scientific reports for download, including technical memos, topic papers, action plans, and workshop summaries.

Reports

Cover of Ecological and Economic Effects of Derelict Fishing Gear in the Chesapeake Bay report.

Effects of Derelict Fishing Gear in the Chesapeake Bay Assessment Report

Cover of the Oregon Marine Debris Action Plan.

Oregon Marine Debris Action Plan

Cover of the Florida Marine Debris Reduction Guidance Plan

Florida Marine Debris Reduction Guidance Plan

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FMDRGP_2017.pdf (26.95 MB)
Cover of the Mississippi Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide.

Mississippi Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide

Cover of Marine Debris as a Potential Pathway for Invasive Species report.

Marine Debris as a Potential Pathway for Invasive Species

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Cover of the "Assessing Ecological and Economic Effects of Derelict Fishing Gear: A Guiding Framework" report.

Assessing Ecological and Economic Effects of Derelict Fishing Gear: A Guiding Framework

Cover of the South Carolina Incident Waterway Debris Response Guide: Comprehensive Guidance Document.

South Carolina Incident Waterway Debris Response Guide

Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan

Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan

2016 Accomplishments Report cover.

Accomplishments Report

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Cover of the "Florida Incident Waterway Debris Response Guide: Comprehensive Guidance Document" document.

Florida Incident Waterway Debris Response Guide

Screen short of the North Carolina Incident Waterway Debris Response Guide: Comprehensive Guidance Document

North Carolina Incident Waterway Debris Response Guide

Cover of the "Alabama Incident Waterway Debris Response Plan" document.

Alabama Incident Waterway Debris Response Plan

Screen shot of the cover of "Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats" document.

Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats

Screen shot of cover of Modeling Oceanic Transport of Floating Marine Debris document.

Modeling Oceanic Transport of Floating Marine Debris

Entanglement of Marine Species in Marine Debris Report.

Entanglement of Marine Species in Marine Debris with an Emphasis on Species in the United States

Marine debris ingestion report.

Occurrence and Health Effects of Anthropogenic Debris Ingested by Marine Organisms

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Fish caught in a derelict trap.

Impact of “Ghost Fishing“ via Derelict Fishing Gear

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2016-2020 Strategic Plan Cover.

2016-2020 Strategic Plan

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Screen shot of first page of the Best Management Practices for Removal of Debris from Wetlands and Other Intertidal Areas document

Best Management Practices for Removal of Debris from Wetlands and Other Intertidal Areas

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Screen shot of first page of Programmatic Environmental Assessment document.

Marine Debris Program - Programmatic Environmental Assessment

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mdp_pea.pdf (4.45 MB)
Virginia Marine Debris Reduction Plan.

Virginia Marine Debris Reduction Plan

Marine Debris Economic Study.

Economic study shows marine debris costs California residents millions of dollars

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Severe Marine Debris Event Report: Superstorm Sandy.

Severe Marine Debris Event Report: Superstorm Sandy

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Response to the Misawa Dock on the Washington Coast

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The Honolulu Strategy

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Technical Memoranda

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The Great Lakes Land-based Marine Debris Action Plan

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Proceedings of the Workshop on State-level Responses to Abandoned and Derelict Vessels

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TM_NOS-ORR_37.pdf (14.88 MB)
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Detecting Japan Tsunami Marine Debris at Sea: A Synthesis of Efforts and Lessons-Learned

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Proceedings of the Great Lakes Land-Based Marine Debris Workshop

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Marine Debris Emergency Response Planning in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico

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NOAA Marine Debris Shoreline Survey Field Guide

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Marine Debris Prevention Projects and Activities in the Republic of Korea and United States

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Proceedings of the Second Research Workshop on Microplastic Marine Debris

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Proceedings of the Workshop on At-sea Detection and Removal of Derelict Fishing Gear

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Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment: Recommendations for Monitoring Debris Trends in the Marine Environment

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Proceedings of the Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Summary Meeting

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NOAA Submerged Derelict Trap Detection Methods Workshop Report Cover

NOAA Submerged Derelict Trap Detection Methods Workshop

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Proceedings of the International Research Workshop on Microplastic Marine Debris

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Development of the Gulf of Mexico Marine Debris Model

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Technical Proceedings of the Fifth International Marine Debris Conference

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TM_NOS-ORR_38.pdf (18.52 MB)
Laboratory Methods for the Analysis of Microplastics in the Marine Environment.

Laboratory Methods for the Analysis of Microplastics in the Marine Environment

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