Who: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Debris Program
What: The program is to recycle old fishing gear and intended to encourage fishermen to bring in old gear found at sea.
When: September 9, 2008
Were: Chatham, Ma
Why: To stop mammals from getting tangled in nets and to convert in to energy.
A fishing vessel can lie in a wreck at the bottom of the ocean for a long time and fall apart, but the nets and other gear don’t and they keep catching marine life. These nets and lobster pots are not good because animal life still gets tangled up in them and die. Fisherman would come across this abandon fishing gear and just throw it back were it came, from until now.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Debris Program has teamed up with the Chatham Fish Pier and Covanta Energy to help make this stuff disappear. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Debris Program has made up and set up all the plans for the removal of the debris. Covanta Energy has provided the green dumpster and the haul away of it when it’s full and Chatham Fish Pier has made a permanent spot for the dumpster on the pier. Together they hope to remove a lot of this dangerous fishing gear from the ocean. Sfgd fkh fh asjfhn akfh kdfh kdjfh kdjhfkj fjkfjkhff .fdxb dfg f fgf as gfgg t dfg grg rg re r tgr re. fg g g frr greg rt resgre r rr rregrgg rg sgg r.