The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a report outlining the accomplishments of its 2018 Marine Debris Program.

Highlights of the success of 2018 include:

  • More than 2,400 metric tons of debris removed
  • More than 330 Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project survey sites
  • More than 17,000 students reached

The report also outlines the other efforts undertaken by the Marine Debris Program in areas like prevention, research, removal, and regional coordination.

The report also takes a look ahead at what activities and efforts the program is planning for the future.

Check out a PDF version of the 2018 report here.

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Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!

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