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BoatUS Foundation addresses marine debris challenges

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Boaters know the dangers that marine debris can pose, both to their own vessel and the environment.

Long known for its successful national fishing line recycling program, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water will be tackling the challenging problem of waterborne junk in three projects this spring that will help remove large debris, a sunken fishing boat, and will explore the issue of boats running afoul of commercial fishing gear.

A $51,000 grant to remove large debris comes from the NOAA Marine Debris Program to partner with the local on water towing and assistance fleets of TowBoatUS South Shore, Ohio, and TowBoatUS Ocean City, Md., as well as local monitoring agencies — all whom will be matching funds through in-kind services. Click here for the full report.