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Recycling group tackles old fish net backlog


July 1, 2021

Ceri Godinez

Southeast Alaska Independent Living and Takshanuk Watershed Council's Summer Work Program interns clean fish nets at a work party Tuesday for Haines Friends of Recycling's fish net recycling program. Once cleaned, the roughly 6,000 pounds of fish net will be shipped to Portugal for processing.

With the help of a Haines Borough grant, a recycling program that accepts old fish nets is getting back on track, despite recent setbacks. This year's borough budget includes $4,000 so the Haines Friends of Recycling fish net recycling program can...

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