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Regional action plans are coordinated efforts for partners to strategically address marine debris. Due to the complexity of marine debris issues, there is a role for everyone in the implementation of a plan, including the private citizen who picks up litter from our beaches and watersheds as well as governments, industries, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions that support a wide range of activities like cleanups, research, education, and outreach. Initial discussions on action plans are in progress throughout the Pacific U.S. Territories.The Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan documents are available for download below.
Marine Debris Content Portlet
The Hawai'i Marine Debris Action Plan 2010-2020 Accomplishments Report provides a history of the Hawai'i Marine Debris Action Plan and celebrates the accomplishments of the community. Over the ten years of the plan, partnerships and participation have increased, and together this steadfast community has made huge strides in understanding and mitigating marine debris in the islands.
The Hawai‘i Marine Debris Action Plan (HIMDAP) establishes a comprehensive framework for strategic action to reduce the ecological, health and safety, and economic impacts of marine debris in Hawai‘i by 2020.
Proceedings of the 2012 HIMDAP workshop. The document summarizes accomplished and planned activities in addition to the Declaration of Support Signatories for the HIMDAP.
Proceedings of the 2014 HIMDAP workshop. The document summarizes progress of actions and priorities of stakeholders for the 2014-2016 performance period.
Proceedings of the 2016 HIMDAP workshop. The document details the complete restructure of Goals and Strategies of the HIMDAP as well as progress and proposed actions to be completed within two years (2016-2018).
Proceedings of the 2017 HIMDAP Research Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to determine the current state of knowledge, deficiencies, and capacity of stakeholds to further the understanding of marine debris.
Proceedings of the 2018 HIMDAP workshop. The document details the Goals, Strategies and proposed actions to be completed within two years (2018-2020) as well as accomplishment from the previous two years (2016-2018).
Proceedings of the 2019 HIMDAP Research Workshop. The two-day
workshop brought together Hawai‘i-based researchers in the field of
marine debris to accomplish the following workshop objectives:
• Communicate and share Hawai‘i-based research projects and results from a variety of science perspectives.
• Update and reassess research priorities set in the 2017 HIMDAP Research Workshop.
• Identify research gaps and resource needs.
Proceedings of the 2021 HIMDAP workshop. The document details the Goals, Strategies and proposed actions to be completed within two years (2021-2023) as well as accomplishment from the previous two years (2018-2020).
Archived quarterly newsletters that highlight stakeholder and community progress toward specific actions of the HI-MDAP.