The initiatives to combat marine detritus are well publicised in Mann due to beach cleans which are now spreading globally. However the issue is also being tackled in the oceans themselves by bodies such as Kimo International that promote programmes like its fishing for litter scheme.
Fisherman’s groups in Scotland have just signed up to the programme and are aiming to ensure that fishing gear lost at sea is retrieved or recovered (link):
Kimo has been working with several fishing industry partners for over a decade now.
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