This is a multi-agency public information and education site.  The information provided here is intended to provide a convenient “one stop shop” to access official information, answers to frequently asked questions and other resources regarding the anticipated increase in ocean debris along the coastlines of the Pacific Ocean.  Reliable and accurate information is our number one goal.

The official information contained on this site (unless otherwise noted) was compiled from the following official agencies and sources:

  • Province of British Columbia
  • State of Alaska
  • State of California
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • National Ocean Service
  • National Park Service
  • US Department of the Interior
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • International Pacific Research Center (UH Manoa)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 9
  • National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • U.S. Coast Guard