Keeping the Sea Entanglement Free
Step 1 - Lose the Loop
Prevent nooses by cutting any loops before discarding it in the trash. This includes items like:
- Packing Bands
- Large black rubber bands
- Rope / Line
- Mono-filament line
All you have to do is make a simple snip with some scissors to save sea animals.
Step 2 - Stash the Trash
Keep plastic and other discards out of the ocean. Next time you go out to the beach don't forget to pack a garbage bag to keep track of all your trash and maybe pick up a few more things as you walk back to the car.
Step 3 - Refuse single Use
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. You can help marine life by taking little actions every day. Take a reusable bag to the store. Take a reusable water bottle to the gym. Use glass plates, cups, silverware. People create marine debris and we can stop it too.
You can learn more by visiting NOAA Fisheries' Pinniped Entanglement in Marine Debris.
If you discover an entangled marine mammal call the following hotline: 1-877-925-7773 right away.
If you would like to learn more about SMELTS technology and how we are helping prevent entanglement by providing another option to fishermen check out our Line-Less Crab and Line-Less Lobster Rafts.