Working with Fishermen in the South West to clean marine litter out of the oceans, one catch at a time
(marine litter stats) and how this is affecting fishing / trawls etc
More than 300 tonnes of marine litter has been removed from the ocean by 150 fishing vessels which have been taking part in the Fishing for Litter project since 2009.
The vessels are given large bags to collect plastics, ghost fishing gear and any other marine debris they collect whilst out fishing at sea. Once back in port, they can unload the bins into an allocated place in the port.