Marine Debris Rapid Response

Quick removal of marine debris reported by the public

To report marine debris on oʻahu, call:


What is marine debris rapid response?

In partnership with the State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii’s Marine Debris Rapid Response (MDRR) program directly addresses wildlife entanglement and plastic pollution impacting Hawaii’s coastlines. By providing the public an efficient means of reporting marine debris with quick response and action from the SCH team, coastal locations in need will be addressed and remedied faster than ever before.

Who are the Ghost Net Busters?

SCH Marine Debris Rapid Response team (AKA the Ghost Net Busters) target ghost nets on O'ahu coastlines only. Other types of marine debris reported are addressed by other means of cleanup efforts and directed to the appropriate response network.

When should I call the MDRR Hotline?

Did you spot a ghost net or large marine debris accumulation? Call 833-4DA-NETS (833-432-6387) and follow the prompts. Unsure whether or not it is a ghost net or large accumulation of marine debris? Give us a call anyway. Our team of trained marine debris removal specialists will head out into the field as quickly as possible to eradicate the issue as best as they can.

Want to learn more about ghost nets and the MDRR program? Head to our MDRR SCHtory!


THE Marine Debris Rapid Response PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED BY: