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2008-09-22 11:55:00

A recent report by the National Research Council highlights the need for comprehensive plans to reduce ocean debris. Released Friday, the plan found that efforts to prevent and reduce ocean debris are inadequate and the problem will most likely become worse. The United States and the international maritime community should adopt a goal of "zero discharge" of waste into the marine environment, and a system to assess the effectiveness of existing and future marine debris prevention and...