Marine Debris Identification Guide

Help keep our beaches safe with The NEC Marine Debris Identification Guide!

With the onset of winter storms, more trash will be washing up onto beaches, so now is a great time to go on beach cleanups.

The Marine Debris Identification Guide is designed to help you identify debris related to fishing, mariculture, and recreational hunting and fishing, with pictures and descriptions of common items.

Tracking what types of trash show up on our beaches helps us determine which ecological problems are most in need of our attention. Click here to see the Marine Debris Id Guide.

Photo: Bureau of Land Management, Flickr