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Marine debris is being addressed through the dedicated work of organizations and partnerships around the Northeast region. Organizations listed below are actively engaged in the Northeast Marine Debris Collaborative and associated action plan. For contact information, please visit the organizational websites.
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Established by the Marine Debris Act of 2006, the NOAA Marine Debris Program is the lead U.S. federal agency for marine debris. The mission of the program is to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris in our oceans and Great Lakes. Our work centers around research, removal, and prevention of marine debris, as well as emergency response and regional coordination. The Northeast Regional Coordinator resides in Massachusetts.