Sadly, President Donald Trump's skinny budget offers no middle ground here. We can't afford to give the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chump change for some of our nation's innovative projects like the marine debris program. Did you know? By 2050, there will be more plastic out in the ocean than fish. Even today, from bait to plate, there are traces of micro-plastics in the fish we consume. Consider what this could mean for Maryland's watermen communities up and down the Chesapeake Bay who rely on the bounty of rockfish and blue crabs.