Congressman Sam Farr introduced legislation, H.R.1171, that would reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act of 2006, which established the NOAA Marine Debris Program. The Reauthorization would amend the existing program to address the adverse effects of marine debris on marine ecosystems, coastal economies, and navigation safety through source identification, prevention, removal, and monitoring efforts. The bill would also streamline the program to avoid any overlaps or conflicts with other Federal agencies conducting marine debris activities. Sea•thos Foundation is proud to support this and give the ocean a voice!
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