Bins reel in the rubbish

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New bins on the foreshore.
Camera IconNew bins on the foreshore. Credit: Shire of Shark Bay/Supplied

Three new bins have been installed along the Denham foreshore in Shark Bay as part of a Statewide campaign to reduce the impact of fishing waste on sea life.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions campaign has removed more than110km of fishing line, 18,000 hooks and sinkers and thousands of pieces of general rubbish since the project was launched in 2013.

A Shark Bay Shire spokesperson said the Shire was pleased to support the campaign which was being delivered in partnership with Shark Bay School whose students will empty and audit the bins.

The bins were installed close to the recreational and commercial jetties, and the Little Lagoon estuary earlier this month to tackle discarded fishing waste.

The introduction of the Reel It In program comes on the back of Denham’s win last year of the Litter Prevention and Waste Management award from the Keep Australia Beautiful Council.

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