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Planning Derelict Vessel Removal in American Samoa – 2007

Conduct workshop and field inspection to assess and plan for removal of two legacy derelict vessels in American Samoa. Project Abstract The project brought salvage experts from the US Navy and private firms to American Samoa to work with local experts in order to inspect, assess and prepare plans for the removal of two legacy derelict vessels, the F/V Jui …

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Conference on Assessing the Global Impact of Marine Debris on Marine Mammals – 2008

NOAA hosts the first global conference on marine mammal protected areas (MPAs), including a combination of invited and competitive presentations on specific issues and topics of concern to the managers of marine mammal MPAs. Project Abstract This conference, held in 2008 and coordinated by NOAA staff from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary was built around the overall …

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Florida Emergency Trap and Debris Removal Plan – 2006

Develop an emergency trap retrieval and debris removal plan in the state of Florida. This facilitates the removal of trap debris and recovery of traps in the Florida Keys following hurricanes. Project Abstract Project was achieved through workshops¬† with local fisheries groups to utilize existing information on trap use, trap loss and its recovery, and trap debris removal.¬† The ultimate …

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Alaska CoastWalk Marine Debris Removal and Prevention Project – 2009

Expand community-based marine debris clean-up and prevention efforts in Kachemak Bay, Alaska and throughout Alaskan coastal communities. Project Abstract This project was conducted by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) with the purpose of preventing and removing marine debris from areas around Kachemak Bay in Alaska and coordinating statewide efforts to combat marine debris.¬† Specifically, the project: Increased and …

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Tire Reef Cleanup Scoping, Broward County FL – 2006

This project built on the experience of past efforts to determine the most viable disposal options for tires that were previously introduced as artificial reef habitat. Project Abstract Through this project, NOAA provided support to produce a tire recycling feasibility assessment and report that assisted the State of Florida in determining whether the private sector would accept the tires for …