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Recycling discarded nets and crab pots

The North Carolina Sea Grant and the state Office of Waste Reduction coordinated a program intended to provide fishermen with an alternative to disposing of old gear. The program involved the use of dumpsters donated by local waste haulers which were placed on properties also volunteered by local seafood dealers, fish houses and other businesses. The total collected gear weighed 22 tons and was fully recycled. The project showcased the effectivity of government-fishermen cooperation.