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Ocean charity tackles discarded fishing gear in south west waters

An ocean clean-up charity says it’s removed tonnes of discarded fishing equipment from the English channel and south west waters over recent years. In its latest operation, a team of highly skilled divers has retrieved two hundred metres of nets from Portland harbour. The discarded gear is hazardous to marine wildlife and habitat. A return visit is also planned by Ghost Fishing UK to a wreck in Lyme Bay which is entangled in abandoned fishing gear.

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