During summer the number of people fishing on our waterways increases. We have recently installed “Hook, Line and Thinker” bins at our boat ramps at North Haven, Snowden Beach and Garden Island. These bins can be used for the safe disposal of fishing materials such as old line, netting, sinkers, hooks and lures. The bins help to capture fishing litter before it ends up in the Port River and coastal waters, where it causes damage to the fragile ecology of our aquatic environment.
The City of PAE has been working on this initiative with the
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board
Conservation Volunteers Australia (Adelaide)
, who will collect the deposits, record the type of waste collected and dispose of it correctly. Where possible, fishing debris will be recycled and turned into a range of new materials. Other items, such as bait and packaging, still need to be deposited in general or recycling bins.