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ABS Strengthens Digital and Strategic Leadership

Never before in recorded history has so much change and disruption in the shipping industry been occurring at such an accelerated pace.  The advancements in digitalization, automation, and more are prompting risks as well as rewards, requiring intentional expertise.  This intentionality will help mitigate risks and will help protect the marine environment from accidents and damage.  -Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director, NAMEPA

Key appointments in organization’s digital class strategy build solid foundation for the future of classification

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Winners Announced for 2017 Marine Environment Protection Awards

Scorpio Group, Cargill, and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to receive NAMEPA 2017 Marine Environment Protection Awards at its 10th Anniversary Celebration

Clay Maitland, T&T Salvage; Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP/OAS); Delphinus “Festival of the Seas- Mexican Caribbean”; Regional Activity Center/Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Center- Wider Caribbean Region (RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe); Cal Maritime; Liberian Registry (LISCR) and Prevention at Sea; MARPOL Training Institute; and Dr. Alan Mearns also recognized

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Fish Drawn to the Scent of Plastic

On August 21, 2017, Environmental Coastal & Offshore (ECO), published an article explaining that small fish are driven by scent to eat plastic.

"When a small fish, like an anchovy, is eaten by a larger predator, whatever is in that smaller fish extends up the entire food chain. That’s why it’s important for us to understand why more than fifty marine species seem driven to ingest plastic debris."

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Partnership Between Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and NAMEPA

“Restore America’s Estuaries is excited to partner with NAMEPA to bring together leaders from the estuarine protection and restoration sector, and the shipping and maritime industry. This partnership will foster collaboration in tackling some of our coasts’ most pressing challenges and provide a strong foundation working towards protecting our coastal systems, resources, and economies. The nexus between our two organizations provides a natural platform for our partnership and we look forward to working with NAMEPA.” Jeff Benoit, President and CEO.

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