Turn on a light in your home and imagine it is powered by an old, ripped fishing net.
Hard to imagine?
How about a broken lobster trap? Or a buoy that can no longer float?
Stop imaging. It's really happening.
Through a program called Fishing for Energy, the gear is collected in Gloucester and Rockport and trucked to Covanta's Waste-to-Energy facility in Haverhill, where most of it — and other trash— is converted to energy while metal is collected and recycled.
It's a way to clear the deck, so to speak, for commercial fishermen looking for a cost-free method of disposing of old, unused fishing gear, as well as derelict gear that can pose a threat to marine life.
Read the full story at Gloucester Times>>
National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14
In this episode:
NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first