Mass of marine debris removed from Lanai waters

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A large mass of fishing net and plastic trash was recently pulled from waters off lanai.

A couple found the debris in a spot called “Three Stone.”

With the help of others, the group towed the mass to the Manele Small Boat Harbor.

NOAA says marine debris normally washes up on north and east facing shores.

“What I can say is that northeast facing beaches of all our main islands seem to be the ones that are most impacted because of the tradewind cycles. The tradewind systems will bring in marine debris,” said David Schofield of NOAA.

The mass was estimated to weigh between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds. 

If you come across marine debris, contact NOAA or DLNR. 

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