Six tonnes of fishing gear collected and recycled

29 July 2020 | Posted in Marine
Six tonnes of fishing gear collected and recycled

A good news story for National Marine Week.

Wild Coast Sussex Project Manager Nikki Hills is delighted to announce that an amazing six tonnes of 'ghost' or end-of-life fishing gear has been collected by the commercial fishing community in Eastbourne, Worthing and Littlehampton. 

And, thanks to the Wild Coast Sussex project, this fishing gear is now being recycled. 

This is being done by working with the Net Regeneration Scheme, operated by Odyssey Innovation, who are working to find long-term sustainable solutions to tackle marine plastic pollution through the circular economy.

Web Nets collected from Eastbourne

Web nets being collected from Eastbourne

Last year, we interviewed fisherman John Botterell from Rye Harbour here about collecting rubbish at sea and recycling it. 

Find out more about the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Wild Coast Sussex project here.

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