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Catching the polluter: new collaboration to report container ship debris

September 22, 2022

2,000 containers of consumer goods have been spilled into the North Pacific over the last few years, contaminating BC’s shorelines and putting marine life at a serious risk.

In response, Living Oceans and Rugged Coast Research Society have teamed up to promote a simple tracking app to report container spill debris washing up on Vancouver Island’s remote beaches. By creating a detailed database of container spill debris locations and concentrations, we will be able to inform clean up efforts and help build cases to hold those responsible for these disasters accountable.

The reporting app is available for free download and is accompanied by a simple guidance document, including photo references of the debris we are looking to track.

If you’re exploring Vancouver Island’s remote coastlines, help protect what you love and report marine debris! Download the app today.