Marine debris – trash, refuse, stuff lost at sea — can often seem like a problem that’s difficult to make headway against. New short videos produced by Oregon Sea Grant can change that impression.
Responding to the Risks of Marine Debris: Derelict Fishing Gear, highlights the dramatic success that the Washington-based Northwest Straits Foundation has had in removing lost commercial fishing nets in the Puget Sound vicinity.
The six-minute documentary-style video is online at the Oregon Sea Grant YouTube channel (where closed captioning is also available):
Oregon Sea Grant Presents: Derelict Fishing Gear
. . . and in high definition on Vimeo: Derelict Fishing Gear (Vimeo HD version)
The documentary was produced by Oregon Sea Grant in cooperation with NOAA West, the NOAA Marine Debris program, and the Sea Grant programs of Washington, California, and the University of Southern California.
Stay tuned for additional videos in coming days.