Fishing for Litter in Brixham

Brixham Harbour - owned and operated by Tor Bay Harbour Authority - is participating in the Fishing for Litter scheme. Fishing for Litter is one of the most innovative and successful projects to tackle marine litter at sea, the simple initiative aims to reduce marine litter by engaging one of the key stakeholders, the fishing industry.

It raises awareness of marine litter within the fishing industry, local communities and with school children. The idea is simple, participating vessels are given hardwearing bags to collect marine litter caught in their fishing gear while undertaking normal fishing activity.

Filled bags are deposited on the quayside and staff at Brixham harbour then move the bags to dedicated skips for monitoring, collection and disposal, provided by the port.