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Marine debris is an international preoccupation. "Beach Sweeps" programs are taking place in coastal regions around the world. Although it is important to increase public participation in shore clean-ups, it is even more important to reduce and eventually eliminate the need for these programs. That's where we make use of the debris inventory list.
Inventory results will be used in the fight to reduce marine debris at the source. Inventories help scientists and governments determine the origin and the path travelled by marine debris. This helps in finding solutions that should eliminate the problem before it even occurs. For these reasons, we encourage the participants to keep a detailed inventory list of the debris found and to return it to the appropriate organisation at the end of the activity.
If you have done a beach clean-up in the southern portion (between St. Stephen and Shediac) of province of New Brunswick, please send your completed data card to:
Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Saint John
76 Germain Street
P.O. Box 6878, Station A
Saint John, N.B., E2L 4S3
Phone: (506) 652-2227
Fax: (506) 633-2184
or if your clean-up was in the northern and/or eastern portion (between Dalhousie and Bouctouche) of the province of New Brunswick, send it to:
Partenariat pour la gestion intégrée du bassin versant de la baie de Caraquet
143-9 boul. St. Pierre Ouest
Caraquet, N.B., E1W 1B6
Phone: (506) 727-4543
Fax: (506) 727-4532