Innoceana

ENTANGLED
IN MARINE TRASH

ENREDADOS

The United Nations estimates that between 600,000 and 800,000 tons of fishing gear enter the ocean each year while more than 100,000 whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and sea turtles are caught in abandoned or lost fishing nets, lines, or traps.

“Entangled in Costa Rica” is the name of our project that seeks to mitigate the problem of abandoned fishing gear in the ocean.

This project was created as a collaboration between Innoceana, tour operators, and the fishermen of Costa Rica to understand how to tackle the problem of marine litter together.

Rescue and release of threatened species of marine megafauna. Active participation of the local and fishermen community.

5

SEA TURTLES RESCUED

Entangled in garbage and abandoned fishing gear.

2

WHALES RESCUED

Entangled in garbage and abandoned fishing gear.

1,322

LBS OF TRASH

Collected from the sea

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