Thursday, October 1, 2020

NOAA Seeks Comments For Upcoming Marine Debris Strategic Plan


If you’re a beach cleanup aficionado and passionate about ridding the oceans of marine debris, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking your input.

NOAA is in the process of drafting its next five-year Marine Debris Strategic Plan, and is calling for comments to inform the plan’s development.

“The Marine Debris Act establishes the NOAA Marine Debris Program as the federal lead to coordinate and implement marine debris efforts in the United States. The Program does this by working with partners at the federal, state, local, and international levels.”

Consequently, the deadline to submit comments is August 16th, 2019.

Check out the current strategic plan here and submit your comments for the next one here.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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