Cleanups

Yirralka Laynhapuy rangers from eastern Arnhem Land hard at work. Photo Jane Dermer.

Cleanups

Ghost nets can vary in size from a football to a Mack truck. So as you can imagine removing the nets from our shores is hard work, often requiring machinery to dig them out of the sand.

The nets that remain at sea can pose an even bigger challenge. Some are too large to move beyond the coastal fringe and require intensive resourcing (including help from fishermen) to lift them from the ocean.

Our ranger groups will often require support to enable them to tackle large nets including manpower, heavy equipment, resourcing and logistics. Some of our major cleanups have only been possible through our strong partnerships, brute force and sheer persistence!

Explore the thumbnails below for stories about our cleanups.

Fishermen Help

NT Fisho's identify 17 species of marine life entangled in ghost net near Money Shoals.

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The Net that Returned

Too big to handle. A net this big needs help from many organisations..

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Mapoon Smashes Thong Record

7154 thongs found on 11.6kms of beach in western Cape York.

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