Did you know?

  • Fishing line entanglements result in the death of an estimated 1,400 seals every year in Australia.
  • Since launching in October 2013 The AGL Marine Response Unit have responded to 15 cases of seals getting entangled in fishing line.
  • Nearly 30 marine animals including seabirds, turtles, whales, dolphins and sharks are listed by the Australian Government as being 'at risk' due to the key threatening process of injury and fatality caused by ingestion of, or entanglement in, harmful marine debris.
  • Three seal species breed in Australia (Australian Sea Lions, Australian Fur Seals and New Zealand Fur Seals), and all three have entanglement rates that are among the highest reported for any species of seal in the world.

How Seal the Loop bins are saving our precious marine life from cruel suffering and even death:

  • Seal the Loop bins are specially designed and installed in selected fishing locations, making it easy for anglers to ensure their waste never harms wildlife. The bins are made from recycled plastic waste collected at Melbourne Zoo.
  • An estimated 21.7km of fishing line has been collected in Seal the Loop bins since Nov 2010.
  • 173 bins across Victoria are currently collecting approximately 25m of fishing line each day.
  • More than 59 government and community groups are involved in Seal the Loop across Victoria.
  • A 2013 study of coast users found that 56% of those who come across a Seal the Loop bin changed their waste disposal behaviours as a result.

 

Ask your local council to install a Seal the Loop fishing line bin and save your local marine life from entanglements.

More than 170 Seal the Loop bins have now been distributed since November 2010.

How can I help? 

Save our precious marine life from injury or death as a result of entanglements in discarded fishing line. Get a Seal the Loop bin installed near you! 

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