Clean Marine is an education and awareness campaign targeting the recreational fishing and boating community in Western Australia. The campaign aims to reduce litter and waste in and around marine and river environments by:
The Clean Marine campaign brings together partners from across government and community, all spreading the same message - keep our waterways litter-free.
Marine litter (debris) not only kills and injures, but leads to great economic costs and losses to people and communities worldwide. Entanglement and ingestion are the primary types of direct damage to wildlife caused by marine debris; it can smother sea beds and it is increasingly believed to be a source of toxic substances in the marine environment.
Floating debris can be a hazard to boats; cleaning up beaches and coastal areas of litter and pollutant spills costs many thousands of dollars every year; and humans can also be at risk from items like broken glass washed up on beaches.
For more information, download the Clean Marine Fact Sheet
Whether you are a fisher, a boatie or just hang out at home, follow these tips to keep our waterways clean.