Alaska Fish Factor: Recycled fishing nets from Cordova will soon help launch a new clothing line

Recycled fishing nets from Cordova will soon help launch a new clothing line by Grundens, the maker of the iconic foul weather gear “built by fishermen for fishermen for over a century.”

The Copper River Watershed Project is “refreshing” its net recycling program underway for a decade that’s been backed by the Pacific Marine States Commission. Now, the program wants to broaden its base and stand on its own, said Shae Bowman, Watershed operations manager.

“The vision with a new program is to create a self-sustaining recycling program that is a valued asset to the commercial fishing fleet. We al...

 

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