The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program is pleased to release the “Puerto Rico Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide” (Guide). The Guide is a product of a collaborative process with territorial and federal agencies. The Guide aims to improve preparedness for responding to marine debris after hurricanes and other disasters in Puerto Rico.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program supports various partners involved in marine debris research, prevention, and removal throughout California. Local universities, nonprofits, and state and federal agencies make up the many hands that are addressing microplastics, single-use plastics, fishing gear, and large-scale marine debris, such as abandoned and derelict vessels. From up north, to down south, and across shared border communities, these partners and their efforts create a comprehensive response to California’s marine debris issues.