Our Issues: Coastal Debris

Tsunami-dock2Marine debris — whether it’s traveled thousands of miles from the Japanese tsunami, or whether it’s simply the careless litter and unsecured trash washed into the ocean — is a costly mess. ┬áDebris threatens sensitive marine and coastal habitats and has the potential to harm hundreds of species of fish and marine fauna. The worst of it can also interfere with navigation, cost millions of dollars in lost fishing and tourism revenue, and threaten human health and safety. The vast majority of marine debris could have been prevented.

At Coastal Conservation Network, we’re committed to meaningful actions to prevent more debris from entering our waterways and contaminating our coasts, and we will insist on the resources to clean the mess that persists on our shorelines.

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