Portholland Clean Up

Updated: Aug 19, 2019

November 2018


We received a request this week, to help remove a large fishing net from Portholland beach, near St Austell.

Fortunately we were able to get there today with enough volunteers to try and remove it. The tide had moved it around the beach during the week and it was important to remove it ASAP before it reflected. It was huge and took a lot of sawing, cutting and muscle, with several of us dragging pieces off the beach. We lifted it into two vehicles and took it away to be disposed of by Odyssey Innovation Ltd who can recycle it into kayaks.

Many Thanks to Maria and Stan Tomczynska who reported it to us, sent photos and helped us today with getting it off the beach.

Great team work - Thanks Guy and Deb!

We are grateful to World Animal Protection UK and Morrisons for supporting our work.




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We are a group of volunteer Marine Conservationists who refuse to stand by, whilst our seas turn into uninhabitable dumping grounds​

“The global marine debris problem is one of the greatest threats our planet has ever encountered. Divers are in a unique position to assist in tackling this threat. Industrial practices and legislation need to change, so our fight is a big one. We believe, by working together to raise awareness, that we are in a position to take on what appeared at first to be; the impossible”

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