The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) has unveiled a new report entitled, “Plastic Debris in the California Marine Ecosystem: A Summary of Current Research, Solution Efforts and Data Gaps.”

“The OPC has identified marine debris as a critical issue for California’s ocean resources. In 2007, the OPC passed a resolution aimed at reducing ocean and coastal debris and its impacts on ecosystems,” said Dr. Amber Mace, Executive Director, Ocean Protection Council. “That resolution identified the need to better understand the science of plastic marine debris in California.”

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For a copy of the report and more information, go to: http://www.opc.ca.gov/council-documents/.

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