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Free fishing gear disposal starts February 27th for a month

The Fishing for Energy Program will officially start this week on February 27th

This is a no cost opportunity for Fishermen to recycle old and unwanted fishing gear.

Dumpsters will be available during business hours at the MV Refuse District (Edgartown - West Tisbury Road, Edgartown) for one month only starting February 27th.

Hours: Sunday: 8am - 2pm;    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8am-3.30pm. Closed: Monday & Wednesday.

Please take advantage of this program sponsored by NOAA and National Fish and Wildlife.

The Fishing for Energy program can only accept certain types of gear, as listed below. Anything outside of this list should be approved before it is deposited into the bin.
1. Nets (nylon, polypropylene, monofilament)
      a. Examples would include trawl netting, gillnet, cast netting, etc…
       b. Organic debris (algae, seaweed, or other marine animals) should be removed as best as possible
       c. All netting should be as dry as possible (not waterlogged)
2. Fishing gear rigging (trawl dragger cookies, cans, rollers, chain)
3. Traps/Pots (wood, vinyl coated wire)
       a. Traps or pots should be crushed to reduce volume(This will be done by MV Refuse )
        b. Brick that might be housed within the trap should be removed if possible

. Line (nylon, polypropylene)
       a. Line should be tightly coiled if possible

For an official flyer please click here.
Call Lynne if you have any questions. 508-627-0848
Lynne Fraker PO Box 4124 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568  508-627-0848

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Phone: 508.696.3840    Fax: 508.696.3841
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