Collection results

This program started mid-December 2012. Audits of bin contents completed up until 30 June 2016 have resulted in:

Total debris collected – 8757 items (including packaging, cigarettes, etc.)

Total weight of debris = 56.3 kilograms

Fishing and Boating related debris = 5970 items or 69% of the total collected

Fishing & boating related materials include:

  • 4.1 kg monofilament fishing line = 27 kilometres of line*
  • 2542 fishing hooks
  • 507 sinkers (8.2 kg)
  • 559 line swivels
  • 498 plastic fish attractors
  • 163 fishing lures & floats

* Based on an average of 15lb monofilament line. 100m x 15lb line has a weight of 15gm

 

Material types collected

Number of fishing related items

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