Laura Ludwig of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and the Project Manager for the Fishing for Energy Project currently underway off Cape Cod, reports on the efforts to remove derelict fishing gear from Cape Cod Bay.
“Yesterday [March 11] 4 commercial fishing vessels worked just outside and inside of P-town Harbor to grapple back over a ton of lost or derelict fishing gear. This included 79 lobster traps in excellent to poor condition; gillnet; scallop and trawl gear; rope and buoys; and wire rope/cable. All of it will be returned to its owner if in good shape, or sent to an incinerator to be burned for energy.
“It’s all part of the Fishing For Energy project underway in Cape Cod Bay, capturing information about derelict gear and its impacts on habitat or resources.
“We have 2 more days in P-town, and then to Wellfleet, weather permitting.
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