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2009 SWMDP Technical Report

The 2009 South West Marine Debris Project Technical Report is now available to download.

Many thanks to Wally Smith for his continuing hard work on processing the data.

Jurien Bay Marina Clean Up Report Jan 2010

On Saturday January 30th, a dedicated group of sixteen people gathered together to clean up the area around the Jurien Bay Marina. This followed a meeting last November in which a Coast Care Group was formed to help look after the beach and adjoining areas each side of town.

By the time the job was completed, about 11.00am, something like three cubic metres of rubbish had been collected, of which an estimated 75% had come from fishing boats. Plastic wrapping from bait boxes, hundreds of metres of ropes made up the main lot of rubbish, along with drink cans and bottles, plastic containers, both food and beverage types. Among the more disgusting finds were disposable nappies, apparently thrown overboard and washed ashore.

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Conservation Volunteers Broome, Western Australia

2010 Broome CVAConservation Volunteers is Australia's leading practical conservation organisation.

Since 1982 Conservation Volunteers has fulfilled its mission to attract and manage a force of volunteers in practical conservation projects for the betterment of the Australian environment.

Between November and Febuary CVA Broome, as part of its Wild Future program, commences several marine turtle projects, focusing on the nesting activity of the flatback turtle (Natator depressus) on Cable Beach, Eco Beach and 80 Mile Beach. The Eco Beach Project was carried out in conjunction with the Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat and the two 80 Mile Beach projects with the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). Marine debris studies have been an important part of this work and our CVA volunteer teams are happy to have made a huge contribution in cleaning up our beautiful beaches here in the north-west of WA.

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2008 South West Marine Debris Project Report to the Minister

2008 SWBCU1The 2008 South West Marine Debris Project Report to the Minister aims to provide an update of our research findings and a list of recommendations which focus on reducing the amount of marine debris being found in local waters.

Thanks to the many government agencies and organisations for funding and support, enabling us to continue the South West Marine Debris Project.

2008 Cape to Cape Beach Clean Up Technical Data Report

The 2008 Cape to Cape Beach Clean Up (South West Australia) Technical Data Report si now available online. This report contains the detailed information and analysis of the data collected during the 2008 Cape to Cape Beach Clean Up Events.

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