The Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute will be the recipients of almost $15,000 for collecting and recycling fishing nets from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. These nets will be shipped to Oahu and converted to energy. The program goal is convert up to 6 tons of nets.
Collection bins will be places in Maalaea next month. Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute has been working on installing and implementing a recycling program since 2018 installing recycle bins around the island. To date hey have installed 37 bins and have collected more then 20 miles of fishing line.
The Maui community can help by putting old fishing line in one of the recycling bins. If you see a sick or injured sea turtle please report it to the sea turtle response line 808-286-2549.