Marine debris action plan for the Gulf of Mexico

Date

1991

Authors

American Management Systems, Inc.

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Gulf of Mexico Program

Abstract

To develop a comprehensive strategy to protect and enhance the Gulf's environmental quality is the major purpose of the Gulf of Mexico Program. The purpose of this Action Plan is to specify the primary activities needed to reduce, and eventually eliminate, marine debris from Gulf of Mexico shores and waters. To accomplish this, three goals were set: (1) eliminate the illegal disposal and careless loss of solid waste; (2) eliminate existing debris; and (3) foster pride, stewardship, and an increased understanding of the Gulf's marine and coastal resources among the people and groups who use them.

Description

89 pgs.

Keywords

governments, international organizations, marine debris, planning, resource management

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