Innovators Take On Fishing Gear Waste

Read the full story at Waste360.

Nicole Baker had spent years on commercial fishing vessels, recording the number and species of fish caught to report to the federal government, which uses the data to inform managers at U.S. fisheries. While she still works as a fisheries scientist, Baker has taken up a night and weekend gig to address a big waste problem she learned of while on the job.

Baker had seen piles of old nets lying around in fishing ports that were either destined for landfills or sitting in storage because fishermen did not have good options to dispose of them.

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