|Bycatch Beach in Maui|
In an attempt to highlight the threat of bycatch to otherwise protected or managed ecosystems, several conservationists in Hawaii including members of 808 cleanups, put together an art project called "Bycatch Beach." They cut out silhouettes of some of the species caught as bycatch in Hawaii and displayed them to represent the amounts based on data from the government.
|Bycatch Beach in Oahu|
Do you want to do something similar with your club, organization, or classroom? This is a really fun, easy to do project that is visually compelling. We don't want to give you too many instructions (it's an art project after all), but all you need to do is make silhouettes on colored paper (photocopies are going to be your friend), cut them out, tape or glue them to popsicle sticks, and then find an interesting place to stick them in the ground. In Hawaii, that's the beach!
|Bycatch Beach cutouts. It's really simple!|
Have fun! And if you decide to try this project out, take lots of photos and please tag us on Twitter!
Representing longline bycatch through art: 10,000 sharks. 240 turtles. 133 whales and dolphins. 1396 seabirds. pic.twitter.com/T9twcprzJq— Angelo Villagomez (@taotaotasi) August 8, 2016
|Bycatch Beach event in Guam|
You want bycatch with that? One shark is caught for every two bigeye tuna caught in Hawaii! #bycatch pic.twitter.com/NefXl8eEZa— Angelo Villagomez (@taotaotasi) August 8, 2016