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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

ADS23 - Ammunition Jetty

24 April, 2016

Team Leader
Joey Pool
Number of Participants
10
Total Debris Collected
0 kgs (estimated)

-32.123859, 115.758008

Survey Information

Location Name
ADS23 - Ammunition Jetty
Organization/Dive Centre
Perth Scuba
City
Munster
Country
Australia
Date
24 April, 2016
Survey Duration
10 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: -32.123859
Longitude: 115.758008
Weather Conditions
Light cloud, low wind, low swell
Survey Depth Range
0–0 meters
Area Surveyed
200 m2
Dominant Substrate
Could not enter the water due to hundreds of fisherman hauling bloodied fish onto jetty and surrounding waters
Ecosystem
Jetty
Wave Conditions
Smooth (wavelets) for waves 0.1 - 0.5 meter high

We headed down to Ammunition Jetty ready to explore yet another beautiful site only to be greeted by hundreds of fishermen off the jetty chancing upon the seasonal salmon runs. Due to the blood in the water, fishing lines crossing over everywhere into the water, the area was unsafe to dive and survey.

Over 100 hundred fishermen all pulling out as many salmon as possible and bleeding them on the jetty and into the surrounding waters.

Fishermen

Fishing line

Hooks


Image credit: Salmon being left to bleed out at Ammo Jetty. Photo: Perth & WA Fishing Reports / Lucio Magellan

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