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

In 2018, Sea Shepherd joined forces with the Dhimurru indigenous rangers of North-East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory for a remote marine debris clean-up mission.

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Marine Debris Campaign
Moreton Island Remote Clean-up

In July 2018, Sea Shepherd Australia volunteers conducted a remote clean-up and microplastic survey on Queensland’s Moreton Island. 

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

In 2017, Sea Shepherd partnered with leading research scientist in the field of marine plastic pollution, Dr Jennifer Lavers, to carry out the first comprehensive field survey of the pristine Australian Cocos Keeling Islands. 

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International Clean-ups

While at sea, our Sea Shepherd crew perform marine debris clean-ups in locations all around the world such as Cabo Verde, West Africa: one of the world’s largest nesting areas for the vulnerable loggerhead sea turtle.

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