On a relatively quiet Friday afternoon we received a tip off via our report a net page about a large trawler net that had washed up on Tolcarne Beach in Newquay and was buried deep under the sand.
Harry speaks with Dominic from Boatfolk about how growing up by the coast and studying marine biology all led to his decision to tackle the ocean plastic crisis head on by founding Waterhaul.
With the winter storms that batter our coastlines in full effect, an increased amount of ghost gear washes up on our beaches. We headed out on team mission to Bedruthan Steps to recover what we could.
We were in Pembrokeshire working on a new project, Recycle Môr, in partnership with the SeaTrust and after two days filming, we decided it was time to hit the beach for a net collection mission.
Recycle Môr is our new partner project in collaboration with Sea Trust in Pembrokeshire. The scheme is a five-month pilot project, which provides fishing gear recycling bins in various harbours across the area.
Lyra started litter picking on her way to school and is raising money to help buy litter pickers for her school friends to use in a bid to get more people involved in litter picking.
Following a tip off about a net that had washed up in Perranporth during storm Arwen via Instragram, on this quiet Sunday morning our head of marketing Paul shares his experience of retrieving it.
The nylon fishing line used in long-line fishing is one of the biggest threats to seals worldwide. Thankfully, charities like Ocean Conservation Namibia are making direct interventions to this heart-breaking problem.
Waterhaul marketing assistant Rhianna shares first hand her inaugural net collection mission with the team, recovering ghost nets and discarded fishing gear from Bedruthan Steps in Cornwall.
129 billion single use, surgical facemasks were used each month during the pandemic and it was estimated that 1.5 million of them would end up in the ocean.
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