Stellwagen Sweep in action. Photo/Stellwagen Alive!

Wicked Local Scituate reports on the recent effort by the group Stellwagen Alive! to remove 130,000 pounds of derelict fishing gear from the bottom of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and surrounding waters from Providence to Gloucester.

Thatcher Island debris removal (2010), photo/Stellwagen Alive!

The recovered gear includes everything from scallop dredges to lobster pots, all of which was hauled to a recycling facility.

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Stellwagon Sweep

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