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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Clean-Up Recovers 40 Tons Of Plastic Waste

Just how much do fishing nets contribute to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? A recent clean-up in the Pacific yielded 40 tons of plastic waste and potentially dangerous fishing nets.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2019

Illuminating Fishing Nets With LED Lights Prevents Sea Turtle Deaths

An illuminating fishing net fashioned with LED lights can help prevent accidental sea turtle capture in the waters. The illuminated nets help the sea turtles avoid capture while leaving the targeted fish undisturbed.

March 25, 2016

Cleaning Up Old Satellites And Space Junk Could Soon Be Done With Giant Fishing Nets

Go fishing in space? Tests are under way as the ESA is considering using fishing nets for capturing space debris and clearing junk from busy orbit lanes.

Space March 25, 2015

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