Thursday, January 27, 2022

NOAA Releases 2021 Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan


The 2021 Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan has been announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program (MDP).

The collaborative document comes about as a result of significant consultations with various stakeholders. It aims to provide a blueprint for dealing with marine debris in Hawaii over the next 10 years.

The plan took two years to put together and involved contributions from 48 organizations. Stakeholders will review the action plan in two years’ time.

The new plan has 4 goals, with 23 strategies and 129 actions that are designed to help achieve these goals. The four goals include:

  1. Prevention
  2. Ocean-based Marine Debris
  3. Removal
  4.  Research

You can find out more about the plan here.
Sam Helmy
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!