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Organizations Working on Plastic and Ocean Trash

The breadth and complexity of the organizations have a role in resolving plastic pollution and ocean trash issues is sometimes overwhelming. This list of organizations details those organizations, the rationale for their roles and links to the organizations' web sites.


International Agencies

  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Another agency

Federal Agencies

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. State Department
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA agency)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Subnational Agencies

  • California State Water Resources Control Board
  • San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • California Coastal Conservancy
  • California Coastal Commission
  • California Department of Conservation, Office of Mining and Reclamation
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • California State Parks
  • California Environmental Protection Agency (CALEPA)
  • California Resources Agency
  • City of Tijuana
  • City of San Diego
  • City of Imperial Beach
  • City of Coronado
  • County of San Diego
  • Port of San Diego
  • San Diego County Water Authority

Research Organizations

  • El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF)
  • Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS)
  • Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California (CICESE)
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • San Diego State University
  • Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
  • Tijuana River Naitonal Estuarine Research Reserve

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