The Honolulu Strategy

The Honolulu Strategy is a framework for a comprehensive and global effort to reduce the ecological, human health, and economic impacts of marine debris. Created and developed In March 2011 at Fifth International Marine Debris Conference (5IMDC) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme and other agencies and organizations this framework was intended for use as a planning tool, common frame of reference for collaboration, and a monitoring tool on multiple levels—global, regional, national, and local—involving the full spectrum of civil society, government and intergovernmental organizations, and the private sector.

Sources:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Marine Litter Network 

 

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Honolulu Strategy Goals

The Honolulu Strategy is based upon achieving three Goals.

Goal A: Reduced amount and impact of land-based sources of marine debris introduced into the sea

Goal B: Reduced amount and impact of sea-based sources of marine debris, including solid waste; lost cargo; abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG); and abandoned vessels, introduced into the sea

Goal C: Reduced amount and impact of accumulated marine debris on shorelines, in benthic habitats, and in pelagic waters

Sources:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Marine Litter Network