Reel it In

The Parks and Wildlife Service has expanded the Reel it In campaign (fishing line bin project) to help reduce the impact of discarded fishing line and tackle on dolphins, water birds and other animals.

Made of 100 per cent recycled materials, the bins provide a safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted fishing line and tackle.

Since being launched in December 2013, the Reel it in campaign has successfully helped remove over 60km of fishing line, 10,000 hooks & sinkers, 9,000 bait bags, 1,000 other fishing recreational items and thousands of items of general rubbish from Perth waterways. 

There are now 66 dedicated fishing line bins at popular jetties, fishing platforms, traffic bridges and foreshores as part of the partnership with 12 riverfront local governments.

The project has also seen take up from the Fremantle Port Authority, Rottnest Island Authority and City of Cockburn and bins can be found at Victoria Quay, the North and South moles and popular fishing locations on Rottnest and in Cockburn Sound.

The project is delivered in partnership with Recfishwest, Native Animal RescueKeep Australia Beautiful Clean Marine and the Wildcare Helpline program.

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Fishing line bin locations

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