Reel it In

Since being launched in December 2013, the Reel it in campaign has successfully helped remove over 130km of fishing line, 20,000 hooks & sinkers, 13,500 bait bags, and thousands of items of general rubbish from Perth waterways.

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.

There are now 73 dedicated fishing line bins at popular jetties, fishing platforms, traffic bridges and foreshores as part of the partnership with 14 riverfront local governments. For those with a curious mind, the 10 most popular bins (in alphabetical order) are Applecross Jetty, Canning Bridge, Como Jetty, Garratt Rd Bridge, Heirrison Island (Causeway), Mt Henry Bridge Jetty, Narrows Bridge, Point Walter Jetty, Riverton Dve and Tranby House.

Thanks to recently securing a Recfishwest through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), Reel it in is now actively expanding to tackle fishing waste at popular coastal fishing locations. Reel it in bins have recently been installed in Lancelin, Two Rocks, Mindarie, Hillarys, Rockingham, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Albany and Esperance. These bins complement those already installed at the North and South moles (Fremantle Port), popular fishing locations on Rottnest Island and in Shoalwater Marine Park and 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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