Marine Debris Campaign

Our Australia-wide Marine Debris Campaign aims to protect and conserve our marine environment through preventing and removing the unprecedented amount of plastic entering our oceans and waterways. 

 

Read more about our past and present beach, river and remote clean-ups and find out how our volunteers are making a difference to local beaches and rivers around Australia and creating positive outcomes for the oceans.

Local Clean-ups

Our all ages, family-friendly and inclusive beach and river clean-ups are hosted all around Australia by passionate Marine Debris teams who conduct clean-ups in their area once a month.

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Marine Debris Campaign
Arnhem Land Remote Clean-up

Since 2018, Sea Shepherd has joined forces with the Dhimurru indigenous rangers of North-East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, each year undertaking a challenging remote marine debris clean-up mission.

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Marine Debris Campaign
Remote Queensland Island Clean-ups

In 2021, Sea Shepherd Australia volunteers travelled by sailing boat to Coochiemudlo, Teerk Roo Ra National Park (Peel Island), and Goat Island off the Queensland coast to survey and clean-up these remote islands

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Marine Debris Campaign
Remote Clean-up on the Cocos Keeling Islands

Over November and December 2020, Sea Shepherd conducted a multi-island remote clean-up mission at the Cocos Keeling Islands. Working collaboratively with the Cocos community, the team removed over an estimated one million pieces of marine pollution, weighing over 11 tonnes from the beaches of this island paradise in the Indian Ocean off Western Australia.

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Marine Debris Campaign
Remote Clean-up at Ningaloo

In 2020, Sea Shepherd Australia volunteers conducting a remote clean-up at Janes Bay on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast in Western Australia discovered a shocking hotspot for plastic, removing over 33,000 pieces of trash, many of which were found with bite marks from marine life.

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