Distribute updated tackle tips leaflets
Narc working with a range of partners developed some tackle tips leaflets to assist anglers at hotspots where gear is commonly lost. We have updated these and circulated to NRW and the National Trust at Stackpole and Martins Haven. For more details Click here.
Skomer MCZ May 5th
Our first visit of the year to Skomer Marine Conservation Zone saw us visit the angling ledges of Low Point.
Low Point – 9 volunteers – X meter viz – dive time of 45 mins = 92 lead weights / 147 lures / angling line / 1 bottle.
The second dive of the day was carried out on the Behar wreck after reports from local fishermen of lost pots.
Behar – 9 volunteers – X meter viz – dive time of 45 mins = 6 lost lobster pots / 1 anchor.
Hobbs Point May 20th
Out first visit of the year to Hobbs saw us kick things off with a photo and thanks to one of our funders for 2016/17, the Port of Milford Haven. The sun was shinning as NARC volunteer divers covered the area adjacent to the slip and jetty. 3 metre viz allowed us to locate the usual array of litter, much of which you would not expect to find in a Marine SAC.
Hobbs Point – 8 volunteers – 3 meter viz – dive time of 50 mins = 11 lobster pots / 1 whelk pot / 3 rod stands / 1 prawn net / 3 rods / 1 reel / half bag of line / oil filter / 2 bikes / 4 bottles / 1 plate / 1 cup / 4 cans / tiles / 1 mobile phone / 3 tyres / 1 laptop / 1 remote control / 1 mirror / 2 metres of rubber pipe / plastic sheet / 1 Alloy wheel / 28 angling weights / 9 lures
Handmarks and Milford Haven June 3rd
It was sunshine and breezy conditions as we left the Mackerel Stage at 0800 with plans to meet up with local fisherman at the Bishops. However an 8 second ground swell put pay to plan A and plan B saw 11 volunteer divers spread out over the Handmarks reef in St Brides Bay. A rather gloomy 2 meter viz and no specific locations saw us return to the boat empty handed. Next up came a number of dives at various locations within the Haven after reports from divers and local fishermen of netting and pots.
Handmarks – 11 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 40 mins = nothing found.
Dakotion Wreck – 2 volunteers – 2-3 metre viz – dive time of 50 mins = 3 metres of monofilament netting stuck on the wreck with 1 dead dog fish and 1 dead wrasse / 1 lost pot and 10 metres of rope.
Caroline – 2 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 40 mins = nothing found.
Caroline – 2 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 60 mins = 1 whelk pot / 1 diver recall signal flare / 6 weights / 20 lures / 2 handfulls of angling line.
Collier – 3 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 40 mins = 1 handfull of angling line.
- NARC joins forces with Loutraki Divers to help clean Greek seas
- Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners initiative shortlisted for the Campaign for National Parks Park Protector of the Year Award
- NARC invited to launch of Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) in London
- Narc working with World Animal Protection and local fisherman
- Neptune’s Army welcomes new volunteer
- Rubbish army celebrates 10 years of underwater cleaning
- Penguins join the litter army
- Underwater litter pickers get in the driver’s seat
- NARC raising awareness of marine litter on the BBCs One Show
- 2013 goes down a one of NARC’s best clean up years