Be part of the Clean Marine Campaign

Calling all fishers, boaters and recreational rivers users – it’s time to clean up Perth’s waterways with the Clean Marine campaign.

Clean Marine offers information and resources to river and ocean users on the consequences of littering and ways to help clean up the marine environment. The campaign, a joint initiative between Keep Australia Beautiful WA (KABWA) and other government and community agencies, was triggered by ongoing littering into waterways and the evidence of deaths and injuries suffered by wildlife. Evidence shows that every year hundreds of thousands of sea birds are found dead or injured as a result of eating or becoming entangled in marine debris. It also kills thousands of turtles, dolphins, seals and fish. Fishing litter such as bait bags and plastic bags, fishing line, hooks, sinkers, food packaging and cigarette butts have the potential, if not disposed of correctly, to cause significant harm to our marine and river environments.

Clean Marine resources are available through Keep Australia Beautiful and include stickers, brochures, fact sheets and jetty signage. Groups who connect with others on recreating around waterways are urged to contact KABWA to find out how to participate in the campaign. Find out more; phone 6467 5339 or visit www.kabc.wa.gov.au and enter the competition to win a $250 voucher to your favourite boating or fishing store plus get a free stubby holder or key ring just for entering.

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