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Governments at all levels have recognized the importance of the marine debris issue by creating policies, laws, and regulations to address it. While some legislation may still be proposed or in process, this site provides a list of finalized legislative documents related to marine debris.

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Amendments: Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012, Title VI
Revised MARPOL Annex V
United States Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015
Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act
Save Our Seas Act of 2018