Three new fishing line bins installed in Marmion Marine Park

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is calling on volunteers to help protect Western Australia’s dolphins, water birds and other marine life.

The department’s Reel it in fishing line bin project has now expanded to include marine parks with three new bins installed in Marmion Marine Park.

DBCA volunteers and community unit manager Jason Menzies said this was the project launched in 2013 to help reduce fishing line entanglements in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

“It is exciting to see the project expand to include marine parks which are home to some of WA’s most spectacular marine life.” Mr Menzies said.

“These three new bins are located at popular fishing spots Hillarys Boat Harbour and North Beach Jetty.

“The project is supported by so many wonderful community members and local councils, but we are always looking for more volunteers to help empty bins in their area.”

The Reel it in project has helped to remove more than 63km of fishing line from the Riverpark since 2013.

“The fishing line bins have also collected 10,775 hooks and sinkers, 9383 bait bags and 27,700 pieces of general rubbish,” Mr Menzies said.

Made of 100 per cent recycled materials, the bins provide a safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted fishing line and tackle.

The addition of three new fishing line bins in Marmion Marine Park takes the total number of bins to 87 across the State.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:36