Massive Cleanup Nets 32 Tons of Stray Fishing Gear
July 13, 2009
Honolulu - The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded more than 32 tons of debris Monday from Honolulu Harbor as part of a massive cleanup at the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.
Coast Guard cutter Walnut docked at Sand Island after a three-week mission to the Marine National Monument at the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. On board, containers stuffed with 32 tons of refuse removed from the fragile coral reefs, most of which included derelict fishing nets – nets that, when left on the reef, keep right on killing.
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