Single use plastics (Longlines)

Chemical light sticks are used internationally in pelagic longline fisheries as fish attractants. Fishtek estimate that 700 million chemical light sticks weighing 7,000 tonnes are discarded into our oceans every year. The discarded light sticks wash up onto our beaches as litter (eg 7,000 collected in just 90km of Brazilain coastline) and are fatefully mistaken as food items by marine wildlife such as sea turtles.

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Disposable lightsticks

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