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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

1 October, 2011

Team Leader
Marc Van der Poel
Number of Participants
Total Debris Collected
3000 kgs (estimated)

-32.059082, 115.743434

Survey Information

Location Name
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
Organization/Dive Centre
Perth Scuba
1 October, 2011
Survey Duration
120 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: -32.059082
Longitude: 115.743434
Weather Conditions
Smooth (wavelets) for waves 0.1 - 0.5 meter high
Survey Depth Range
2–5 meters
Area Surveyed
1000 m2
Dominant Substrate
This is a man made harbour with little natural growth, however, there are resident fish populations.
Wave Conditions
Smooth (wavelets) for waves 0.1 - 0.5 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 50
Bags: Trash (plastic) 2
Beverage Bottles: 2 Litres Or More (plastic) 10
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 150
Bottles: Oil/lube 10
Buckets, Drums & Jerrycans-2 Liters Or More 5
Caps & Lids (plastic) 5
Carpet (synthetic) 5
Cigarette Lighters 30
Containers: Fast Food, Lunch Boxes & Similar 10
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 500
Fishing: Line 5
Fishing: Lures, Rods/poles 1
Foam Insulation & Packaging 5
Food Wrappers (plastic) 25
Furnishings (plastic) 20
Gloves (latex) 5
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 5
SCUBA & Snorkel Gear-masks, Snorkels, Fins 2
Sheeting: Tarpaulin, Plastic Sheets, Palette Wrap 5
Straws, Stirrers 50
Tobacco Packaging & Wrappers 10
Plastic Fragments 50
Cigarette Filters 1
Strapping Bands (plastic) 10
Rope (plastic/nylon) 5
glass materials collected
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (glass & Ceramic) 35
Jars-food (glass) 20
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 150
Beverage Bottles (glass) 150
metal materials collected
Aerosol/spray Cans 15
Appliances: Household 2
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 85
Caps & Lids (metal) 120
Cars & Car Parts 6
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (metal) 55
Forks, Knives, Spoons (cutlery) 150
Gas Bottles/cylinder, Drums-more Than 4 Liters 5
Pipes & Rebar 25
Pull Tabs-beverages 40
Strapping Bands (metal) 20
Wire, Wire Mesh & Barbed Wire 50
Wrappers (foil/metal) 50
Metal Fragments 35
rubber materials collected
Inner-tubes & Rubber Sheets 2
Rubber Bands 10
Tires/tyres 6
Rubber Fragments 15
wood materials collected
Furnishings (wood) 2
Lumber (processed Or Cut/milled Wood) 5
cloth materials collected
Bags (burlap) 2
Bags (cloth) 3
Gloves (cloth) 5
Rope And String (cloth) 8
Towels/rags 6
Cloth Fragments 15
paper materials collected
Bags (paper) 5
Cardboard: Packaging & Cartons 30
Paper-books, Newspaper & Magazines, Etc. 10
Paper, Cardboard Fragments 10
mixed materials collected
Bricks, Cinderblocks & Chunks Of Cement 2
Clothing 3
Computer Equipment & Other Electronic Devices 1
Shoes-flip Flops, Sandals, Tennis, Etc 2
Toys 1
other materials collected
Cow jaw bones 50
Mobile phone 1
Wine glasses 15
Electrical conduit 3
Entangled Animals
Other Fish
Number Entangled 1
Comments Small brim entangled and freed back into water
Number Entangled 2
Comments Small crabs entrangled and freed back into water

Cow jaws... These were used by cray fishermen for bait in their pots. When they returned to port the bones were discarded into the harbour.

This cleanup was run in conjunction with the Aussie Fundraiser and we raised $1930 to be donated to Project Aware/Springboard Foundation.

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