Marine debris are man-made items that end up in the marine environment through littering or dumping. It injures and kills marine wildlife, affects human health and coastal habitats and is a major pollution issue around the world.

Over 180 meters of fishing line collected from the Moruya Breakwall in just one quick clean-up!

The links below provide information about marine debris: what is it? what can you do?  Take the time to read and think about our impacts on the marine environment.  For those who fish, take care of your tackle.  Council is organising clean-ups and seek your help.

The pdfs below are Fact Sheets from the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Word document is the Council's Media Release.  

What is marine debris?

Why does it matter?

Council Media Release

What can you do?

Microplastics

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