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Every year we proudly remove and recycle more than 6,800 kg (15,000 pounds) of unwanted rope, organize teams of volunteers to complete numerous shoreline cleanups, and host more than a dozen rope repurposing workshops as part of our #DebrisFreeFundy initiative.

The Huntsman lead #DebrisFreeFundy initiative engages fishing associations, fish farmers, provincial & federal levels of government, coastal businesses and concerned citizens in efforts to reduce and remove marine debris, plastics and other waste from the Bay of Fundy.

We are grateful for past and present funding for aspects of the #DebrisFreeFundy initiative from the NB Environmental Trust Fund, Fisheries & Oceans Canada, U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Canadian Plastics Industry Association, private donors, program participants and The Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

If you are inspired to support Huntsman efforts towards a #DebrisFreeFundy then please donate or choose other ways to support the Huntsman mission today!

Marine Debris Strategy Action Committee

Rope Recycling

Public Engagement & Education

Rope Repurposing Workshops

#DFF Student Art Contest

Huntsman Gift Shop


Marine Debris Strategy Action Committee

Our regional efforts engage key partners through the Marine Debris Strategy Action Committee (MDSAC), comprised of industry, provincial & federal levels of government and not-for-profit organizations, working together to move forward with marine debris reduction strategies in southwest New Brunswick. Our present efforts are guided by a 5-year strategic plan (2018-2022)
to achieve three objectives:

  1. Active and effective removal of marine debris,

  2. Minimize inputs of marine debris, and

  3. Maximize education and awareness of marine debris issues
    and encourage participation in marine debris reduction efforts.

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