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Alaska Fish Factor

Nearly 300,000 lbs. of old fishing gear end up at Denmark recycling company and made into new products


November 22, 2018

More shipping containers filled with plastic fishing nets, crab lines and other gear left Dutch Harbor last week for recycling plants in Europe, and two more will soon follow from that port and Kodiak.

“We’re accepting trawl and crab line and halibut gear and all of it is going to Bulgaria to be sorted,” said Nicole Baker, founder of Net Your Problem and the force behind the recycling effort that began loading and shipping gear last year. 

“I expect that three more containers from Dutch will be going to Europe in the next few weeks, so we should have seven containers by the end o...

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