Fishing line bins

The Department of Parks and Wildlife has expanded its Fishing Line Bin project (also known as the Reel it In campaign) on the Swan and Canning riverbanks to help reduce the impact of discarded fishing line and tackle on dolphins, water birds and other animals.

Made of 100 per cent recycled materials, the bins provide a safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted fishing line and tackle.

Between December 2013 and December 2016 the project has successfully helped remove over 44.5 km of fishing line, 7600 hooks & sinkers, 6600 bait bags, 892 other fishing recreational items and thousands of items of general rubbish from Perth waterways. 

There are now 58 dedicated fishing line bins at popular jetties, fishing platforms, traffic bridges and foreshores as part of the partnership with 11 riverfront local governments.

The project has also seen take up from the Fremantle Port Authority and City of Cockburn and bins can be found at Victoria Quay, the North and South moles and popular fishing locations in Cockburn Sound.

The project is delivered in partnership with the Wildcare HelplineRecfishwest, Native Animal Rescue and Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Marine program.

Fishing line disposal bin locations

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