Lake Macquarie locals called to keep Speers Point clean this weekend

OzFish Unlimited

OzFish Unlimited – Australia fishing conservation charity, together with NSW DPI Fisheries are calling on recreational anglers to help clean up Speers Point in Lake Macquarie on Saturday May 25.

Through the state-wide KEEP IT CLEAN initiative, both organisations want to see as many anglers involved.

“No one wants to catch a plastic bag when they’re out on the water and we know the impacts litter can have on local wildlife and marine life. Clean-ups like this make for better fishing experience for all involved,” said Caitlin Berecry, OzFish spokesperson.

“Rec fishers see the impacts of litter. And it’s not always rec fishing litter that we’re cleaning up but by getting involved fishos are inspiring other to think local and create change.

“We simply need Lake Macquarie anglers to come down and give us a few hours to better the local environment,” said Caitlin.

Volunteers can meet the clean-up crew at Speers Point by the lake at 2pm. Look out for the OzFish signage. All the necessary equipment for the clean-up will be provided but volunteers are encouraged to bring water and wear sun-safe clothing.

All the collected rubbish is sorted and recorded at the end of the clean-up with items sent to recycling where possible. Eligible items may eventually find their way back into the hands of rec anglers through OzFish’s Tackle Loop program.

Prizes and giveaways will be up for grabs.

Registration is essential for the event. To register head to https://ozfish.org.au/event/keep-it-clean-lake-macquarie-nsw-may-2024/

Keep it Clean is a partnership with OzFish and the NSW Department of Primary Industries. It is made possible through funding by the Recreational Fishing Trusts and Marine Estate Management Strategy.

If you would like to know more about the project or get involved by becoming a member of OzFish, head to ozfish.org.au or phone 1800 431 308.

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