Volunteer divers program to remove derelict fishing gear

In cooperation with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans of Canada a volunteer diver program run by MLSS Stewardship coordinator, Peter Mieras, of Rendedezvous Dive Adventures in Barkley Sound, has run its first official year and last summer they had 2 nets or net remains removed. As the gillnetters reported the lost net quickly, they were removed within a week, there was a great deal of marine life saved and less loss of life than in last year’s case where a net was discovered by accident and stayed at least 3 weeks on the reef.

Click here for more information on our Stewardship Program or to report lost gear, contact us

Or visit Cetus Society for more information on the derelict fishing gear removal program

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