Volunteers today removed a huge heavy duty net that washed ashore on Pulau Semakau.
Andy first spotted the net during the TeamSeagrass trip last week to monitor our seagrasses. As usual, we don't have time to do both monitoring AND net removal. So we have returned a week later to tackle this net.
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driftnets seen last week. But we didn't see any suspicious floats, nor did we see any small boats near the shore.
A back breaking haul and we manage to get all the nets out to the road where NEA will dispose of them properly.
Special thanks to Marcus, Nicole, Andy, James, Jerome, Ivan and Liana for removing the net!
These heavy duty nets are not used to catch fish the way monofilament driftnets are. The net is likely to have come from a fish farm. There is a farm very close to Pulau Semakau. We also had a look at some other strange contraptions on Semakau that look suspiciously like they belong to the nearby fish farm too. More on the wild shores of singapore blog.