Fathoms Free is a Cornwall-based volunteer community group that focuses on marine conservation and recycling. What started in mid-2104 as one man inspiring a handful of friends to clean up a barely accessible cove in Cornwall has grown to be a wide spread network of dedicated volunteers engaging in underwater clean-up dives, beach cleans, data collection, recycling and promoting awareness of marine conservation issues.
What happens when you bring together fishing gear technologists, recyclers, designers, artists and makers for a hands-on event about ghost gear? A lot of mess, a lively exchange of ideas and a good dose of creativity! The GGGI recently participated in the Circular Ocean ‘Net Hack Challenge’ in Reykjavik, Iceland, following on from the prototype in Farnham, UK, last year.