The Dubai Voluntary Diving Team has cooperated with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment and Emirates Diving Association to provide a local hotline so anyone can report on marine debris. This volunteer initiative is part of their broader effort to promote preservation and awareness of the aquatic environment.
One of the efforts on a marine debris report occurred on April 27th approximately 17 miles offshore of Dubai. The removal of the reported net took 2 dives at the depth of 16 meters. The fishing net was successfully removed and, fortunately, held no aquatic life that could have been ensnared. Check out the video below, compliments of the Dubai Voluntary Diving Team's Instagram page. Thank you, Dubai Voluntary Diving Team!
If you are diving in the UAE and encounter marine debris, you can call 00971 55 666 8070 to report it.
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