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Large trawl net recovered from Watergate Bay - Newquay

This afternoon two volunteers from Fathoms Free and Sea Shepherd UK - Ghostnet Campaign responded to a report received this morning of a net on Watergate Bay.

Despite the less than ideal weather of strong winds and rain, Luke and Elle took advantage of this afternoons low tide.

Luckily the slipway to the beach wasn't too far away, so the determined pair freed the net and dragged it to the bottom. Then they were able to drive a vehicle down to recover the net. The net will be recycled with Odyssey Innovation Ltd Net Regeneration scheme.

The net also had goose barnacles growing on it, so had spent some time at sea before arriving on our shores.


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