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The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) brought together international marine debris researchers, natural resource managers, policy makers, industry representatives, and the nongovernmental community. The impetus for this international marine debris conference was the pressing need to address and reduce the impacts of marine debris to vital natural resources, human health and safety, and the economy.
Objectives of this international conference included sharing lessons learned and best practices to reduce and prevent marine debris and its impacts; promoting international co-learning; exchanging innovative ideas such as market incentives and communication strategies; and sharing the latest research initiatives, methods, and results. This conference was structured to be action, solution, and change-oriented. 

We have identified a total of 75 sessions within ten track areas and welcomed abstract submissions for sessions in the following areas. Please click on the track titles below to see the sessions under each track.