Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Advance America’s security and prosperity through international leadership on oceans, environment, science, space, and health.
Statement Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Marine debris is a global problem with global consequences. Marine debris originates from mismanaged waste leaking into the environment, usually starting on land and then entering the ocean. The American people see this on the coasts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans, and on the shores of lakes and rivers.Read the Statement About Marine Debris