First ‘Project ReCon’ Ghost Gear Captured

Project ReCon tracks and retrieves first deadly and destructive ghost gear 4 kms off the coast from Weipa

The first ghost gear has been tracked by Tangaroa Blue’s Project ReCon team and retrieved by Indigenous rangers 4 kms off the coast of Weipa.

With the support of Satlink, the Project ReCon team repurposed an echo sounder buoy, which was recovered during a recent clean-up, to track and monitor the 3 tonnes of discarded commercial fishing gear while the Indigenous rangers, Australian Border Force and Carpentaria Contracting mobilised to collect it.

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Conservation Adventures on Cocos (Keeling) Islands

A small volunteer team joined WA Project Coordinator Casey for an additional few days on Cocos (Keeling) Islands at the beginning of her Indian Ocean Territories voyage. The crew were greeted by crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and shallow coral reef systems teeming with life. It was really wonderful to reconnect with the community, to learn about the incredible work the Parks Australia, Cocos Marine Care, the Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and locals are doing to protect the marine environment.

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