It’s lobster season here in Nova Scotia which is wonderful! However the rubber bands used on the claws often wash up on beaches and are not biodegradable. I picked up 179 on just one beach this week!

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Claire Wilson
Jul 12, 2020

Usually we don't see this many so hopefully it was an accident! Apparently fishermen used to use wooden pegs but it wasn't a great solution either. There is an interesting article on it here:

Umang Khandelwal
Jul 3, 2020

Woah, thanks for sharing. Kudos to you for picking them up! Are there any sustainable alternatives for these bands?

Cayley Elcombe
Jun 18, 2020

Wow that is crazy! Thanks for doing your part, it's obviously much needed!

Adrian Rogers
Jun 16, 2020

Wow - so sad! I know a lot of fishing gear is tagged to it can be traces to a person.