Clean-Up of Harbour gets heavy

After 150 volunteers from industry, government, rangers and NGOs spent the morning removing rubbish from the Darwin Harbour, the Tangaroa Blue data team has crunched the numbers and confirmed one of the heavier years on record with indicators pointing to an increase of illegally dumped items.

‘Over 150 people were working across 10 land and 4 water-based sites, with 9 boats around Darwin Harbour,’ said Northern Territory Seafood Council, Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Katherine Winchester.

This year a total of 4.2 tonnes was collected most of which was made up of heavy items such as 27 car tyres, a flat screen tv, mattresses and an arm chair.’

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