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Loggerhead Marinelife Center launches Blue Table program, working with local businesses to reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable seafood.

Juno Beach, Florida: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) announces the launch of its Blue Table program, a collaborative effort with local restaurants and businesses to help protect the marine environment. Blue Table partners are working to reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable seafood choices in their establishments. During the initial phase, the Blue Table program will encourage participation of restaurants, hotels, bars, resorts, and businesses adjacent to the…

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I-Spy Marine Debris – Monofilament Edition

Through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Conservation Team recently shipped off 43 MILES of monofilament fishing line for recycling! Through this recycling program, the plastic monofilament fishing line collected is melted down and reused to create tackle boxes, spools for line, fish habitats, and toys! In…

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3 North Carolina Piers Welcomed to the Responsible Pier Initiative!

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is pleased to welcome three new partners to our Responsible Pier Initiative Program—North Carolina’s Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach fishing piers.    With these new partners, the Responsible Pier Initiative now encompasses 68 fishing piers in the US (including Puerto Rico) working collaboratively with pier anglers to rescue accidentally…

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Marine Debris Sort Report May 2019

Did you know? Between 70 and 90% of all debris Loggerhead Marinelife Center removes from the beach is made of plastic. Last month, LMC removed over 536 pounds of trash from the beach, and over 89% was made of plastic. Thank you to everyone who has been helping to keep our beaches clean during sea…

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Town of Jupiter Straw Ban Update

Dear LMC Supporter, Recently the Town of Jupiter has garnered a lot of media regarding a proposed plastic straw ban. Jupiter has a Beach Committee, this group is a body of citizens who help the Jupiter Town Council advocate for our local beaches.  After two very well attended Beach Committee meetings, and a vote from the committee,…

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Accidentally hook a sea turtle? Here is how to help!

If you accidentally hook a sea turtle while fishing, please follow these simple rules. They are an endangered species, but you will not get in trouble for hooking a sea turtle. To help preserve the species you can help by: Contacting Loggerhead Marinelife Center on our 24 hour hotline 561-603-0211 or FWC at 1-888-404-3922. Gently…

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