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Marine Debris Working Group

The Eurobodalla Marine Debris Working Group explores ways to address marine debris, especially plastic items, that threaten our local marine environment.

The group includes: divers; fishers; surfers; school groups; conservation groups, and scientists from Eurobodalla Shire and the ACT.

We work together to:

  • clean-up debris from our beaches
  • track where the debris has come from and work out ways to stop debris from entering the marine environment.

The working group is always interested in new members, it's easy to participate, and you can add the marine debris you collect onto the Australian Marine Debris Database.

You can use the Australian Marine Debris Database

The Tangaroa Blue Foundation hosts the Australian Marine Debris Database, where debris collectors can log each debris item they find. Having a national collection helps record objective data about the issue, and gives us a better understanding about trends and movements of marine debris so groups across Australia can collaborate on bigger solutions.

We use this data to find out where the debris is coming from, so we can work to prevent the debris from entering the marine environment in the first place.

Get the app

You can now download the Australian Marine Debris initiative app to use on your Android or Apple devices. Get the app:

How to use the app

Below you will find a short video to help you navigate your way through the data collection process:

For more information

Find out more about the app and how it is used in Australian and international research on the Tangaroa Blue website at:

To get involved with local marine debris clean-up activities, contact our Environmental Education Officer, Bernadette Davis, on: