Fishing Gear Removal: Entanglement Prevention

Latest update May 27, 2018 Started on May 27, 2018
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Marine Debris Removal (derelict fishing equipment) and Education for K-12 students. We will use the Mini-ROV to search for derelict fishing gear off the shores of Bodega Bay so it can be removed and prevent marine life entanglements. Our video talks about the importance of fishing in the MPA with great interviews with scientists and commercial fisherman Dick Ogg.

May 27, 2018
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Every year marine life are entangled in fishing gear that is left in the ocean. Fisherman, Dick Ogg from Bodega Bay has been involved in searching for abandoned fishing gear and crab pots in order to reduce the number of entanglements in the Sonoma Coast area.


We are excited to have the use of an Mini-Rov (water drone) to help with this effort. Our expedition will start as soon as we receive our first ROV.

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