Fishing bin at Winklespruit

2018-05-16 06:00
Romy Wenzel (Sapphire Coast Tourism), Candice Harding (Clean Surf Project) and Andre Beetge (Sapphire Coast Tourism) installing a bin at Winklespruit.PHOTO: supplied

Romy Wenzel (Sapphire Coast Tourism), Candice Harding (Clean Surf Project) and Andre Beetge (Sapphire Coast Tourism) installing a bin at Winklespruit.PHOTO: supplied

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FOUR additional bins were successfully installed by Toti Conservancy, the Clean Surf Project Team as well as Sapphire Coast Tourism last week.

According to Denzil van der Westhuizen from the Clean Surf Project, pollution by the fisherman in the area became a real problem and it harms marine life when it gets sucked up into the ocean.

Van der Westhuizen said that he was approached by the Toti Conservancy to help them and he jumped at the opportunity.

“I’ve worked with the Toti Conservancy before, so together with them we took it upon ourselves to do something to help keep our beaches and marine life safe,” said Van der Westhuizen.

Van der Westhuizen also said that there were bins previously installed, but most were broken down and needed to be fixed. The process is said to take some time as they have to plan, put up new poles and concrete before installing the new bins but, van der Westhuizen is aware that this will not make the fishermen throw their lines in the bins, however, it is an attempt to get more of them to use the bins.

“It’s difficult to get the fishermen to throw their line in the bins, but some do and this is in hope that more of the men will utilise the bins,” said Van der Westhuizen. More bins are said to be installed at the Subway Beach, Baggies Beach and Van de Westhuizen urged all fisherman to please, please make use of the bins provided.

Anybody that is interested in coming on board to assist with this worthy initiative can contact Angus Pyke from the Toti Conservancy at 074 951 4267.
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