Thursday, 3 February 2011

First beach clean of the year at the VMR!

Thanks to the volunteers who came yesterday for a beach clean and litter survey of Linkim Shore, one of the largest beaches in the Marine Reserve. It is also one of the most inaccessible in terms of hauling large amounts of beach litter away, but we managed it!

Winter storms had brought in large quantities of rubbish, including 4 fish boxes, 5 car tyres and 6 creels (lobster pots), along with all the smaller plastic items, such as drinks bottles and pieces of fishing net. As usual, all the items collected were surveyed and the results sent off to the Marine Conservation Society so they can tackle the problem of marine litter at source.

As you can see from the photo, it wasn’t all hard work, and the fish boxes provided an excellent improvised picnic table for a well earned coffee and chocolate biscuit break!

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