Ocean Conservancy and NAMEPA Partner to Fight Marine Debris
NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) and the Ocean Conservancy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this month, the two group announced in a press release.
The agreement aims to foster a collaborative effort that encourages marine pollution prevention, advocates for sensible and sustainable marine environmental practices, and heightens public awareness of impacts and mitigation techniques of marine pollution.
Marine debris is one of the most universal problems we face when it comes to having clean and healthy oceans. A primary goal of the MOU is to establish Marina Cleanup Day this June, and encourage recreational boaters and marina staff across the country to help remove trash before it reaches our oceans. Both parties will work together to develop a strategy for dissemination of information and materials, boost collaboration with other entities, and jointly host educational events such as webinars to increase awareness of and participation in Marina Cleanup Day.
Last week NAMEPA announced the addition of Norwegian Cruise Lines and Nature Environmental & Marine Services, LLC as members.