EVERETT, Wash. -- After more than a decade of work, Northwest Straights Foundation is celebrating the clearing of abandoned fishing nets from more than 800 acres of marine habitat in Puget Sound.

"We use side-scan sonar to do the surveys," explained Kyle Antonelis. "This is the vessel. This is the net target we're removing."

Antonelis and others set out Wednesday morning from Ballard to a spot near Port Madison where sonar detected what they believed to be an abandoned gill net.

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