Tasmania's South West World Heritage Area is an expanse of stunning landscape, with a rugged coast. It's far from a major population center, but that's no protection from marine debris, plastic and rope that is washed ashore. The oceans are one uniting structure, and the issue of pollution is just one of many that we face as a world community.
From seabirds filled with plastic that has been mistaken for food, to a seal caught with it's neck in a fishing net, this film shows the impact on marine species and profiles a very special project to monitor and gather data.
The South West Marine Debris Cleanup has been operating for over ten years as a collaboration between fishermen and volunteers to clean up the South West Coast. Data has been collected for scientists to recognise trends and community awareness and education is ongoing.
This film shows a global issue and a local effort and part of the solution.