Motts Partners with Plastic Ocean Project, Adds Monofilament Recycling Station

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Motts Channel Seafood, a locally owned provider of fresh local seafood to residents, visitors and restaurants for over 25 years, is pleased announce that they are participating in the Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program to help prevent monofilament from ending up in our oceans and harming sea life.

Utilizing a container designed by Keith Rittmster, Curator for the Beaufort Maritime Museum, Motts Channel Seafood owner Gene Long has installed a monofilament fishing line recycling receptacle at the North end of its commercial fishing dock. After a day of fishing, everyone is encouraged to deposit left over fishing line that will then be properly recycled.

“We are happy to do our part to help our coastal waters be free of these hazards,” says Long. “Monofilament can also get caught in boat propellers, causing unnecessary engine disruption that could also lead to costly repairs.

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Kim Beller, volunteer and spokesperson for the Plastic Ocean Project, is pleased to report recent successes of the program. “There are dozens of Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Receptacles up and down the East Coast,” says Beller. “It is estimated that over 700 miles of monofilament have been recovered and recycled since Keith Rittmaster started the program.”

The Plastic Ocean Project also organizes beach and waterway cleanups off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina and beyond.

For more information about the Monofilament Recovery and Recycling program please  visit and to learn more about Plastic Ocean project please visit

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