Tackling a danger to wildlife

The Reel it in campaign was launched in 2013 to help reduce the impact of discarded fishing line and tackle on dolphins, water birds and other animals in the Swan Canning Riverpark. Made of 100 per cent recycled plastic, the bins provide a safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted fishing line and tackle.

There are now 74 dedicated fishing line bins at popular jetties, fishing platforms, traffic bridges and foreshores across the Swan Canning Riverpark. The project is delivered in partnership with 14 local government authorities, Native Animal Rescue,  WA Seabird Rescue, Clean Marine- Keep Australia Beautiful , Recfishwest and the Wildcare Helpline program.

Reel it in is now actively expanding to tackle fishing waste at popular coastal fishing locations too. There are now 104 Reel it in bins installed in across the state from Broome down to Albany and of course, on Rottnest Island too.

If you are keen to participate, check out our bin locations and contact us with your preferred fishing line bin location at community@dbca.wa.gov.au.

Bin Locations