We specialise in beach, coastal and "in-water" clean ups, specifically targeting fishing debris and plastic. We operate in the North Harbour area (Mosman & Manly) and along the Northern Beaches. Besides well-known events, like Clean Up Australia Day and International Clean Up Day, we always end up bringing rubbish out with us on each dive.
Ingestment of plastic bags, balloons, rubber bands, bottle tops, polystyrene foam and numerous other small plastic items is a silent killer of marine animals and birds.
Fishing debris, hooks, line, weights, lures, floats, nets, traps, buoys and ropes, are the prime entanglement and ingestment risk to marine animals and birds including whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and turtles.This is a global issue that also needs to be addressed in our own backyard. In fact all fishing debris which has been lost in the last few decades still exists and continues to accumulate in our oceans unless physically removed.
Every year more than 6 million tonnes of plastic enters the world's oceans. In 2009, we removed over one tonne.
33% of all the plastic bags we collected, were bait packets! and in one location, we also removed over 200km of fishing line!
In 2011 we commenced a project to clean every metre of the shore line bordering North Harbour Aquatic Reserve.