Title

Article on the the potential for recycling float rope being used by lobstermen a

Authors

Taylor Smith

Source

Mainebiz

Date

6-27-2005

Pages

24

Abstract

Article on the the potential for recycling float rope being used by lobstermen and fishermen. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed banning the floating line, and estimates that some five million pounds of the line are being used in Maine. Patricia Pinto of Saltwater Marketing says a number of companies have expressed interest in reusing the float ropes, which are made primarily of polypropylene. The success of the recycling would depend on efficiently cleaning the rope, and is likely contingent on a buyback program from the lobstermen.

Subjects

Lobster fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service

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