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Updated 12/5/2013

Discarded Fishing Gear & Coral Reefs

Coral wrapped with fishing line, Blowhole, Oahu

Monofilament on Coral, Blowhole, Oahu

 

Polypropylene line on coral, Hanauma Bay, Oahu

Monofilament on Coral, Blowhole, Oahu

 

 

Line-choked dead coral, Portlock, Oahu

 

Removing Fishing Line, Portlock, Oahu

Silt & fishing line, Makai Pier, Waimanalo, Oahu

 

Makua, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Bangladesh

 

Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

 



Montipora capitata overgrowing line
Makai Pier, Oahu
Unfortunately fishermen are some of the worst offenders when it comes to littering.  Trash is left along roadsides and fishing sites or dumped in the ocean.  Lost tackle wraps around corals, killing them.  Tangled masses of monofilament line ensnares animals for years to come.

BIODEGRADABLE FISHING LINE IS NOW AVAILABLE