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May 2017

Brixham Marine Conservation Day – 30/05/2017

30/05/2017
Brixham Harbour, Fore Street
Brixham, Devon, Cornwall TQ5 8DZ United Kingdom
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Free

Fathoms Free will be attending the Brixham Marine Conservation Day on Tuesday 30th May 2017. We will be conducting a scuba ghost gear/litter retrieve dive and have a stand/gazebo their. More details to follow soon - but please view the main website Brixham Marine Conservation Day for the days activities.

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June 2017

Looe FOS & Dive for Debris 04/06/2017

04/06/2017 @ 09:00 - 17:00
LOOE – East Looe Quayside, Church End
Looe, Cornwall PL13 1BX United Kingdom
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Free

Looe Marine Conservation Group are hosting there annual Festival of the Sea on Sunday 4th June 2017, 9am until 5pm Fathoms Free will be there again this year doing a Dive for Debris and will also have a pitch outside on the quayside by the beach. See the event on Facebook - Facebook Event - Looe Festival of the Sea and website Looe Marine Conservation Group for all the things planned. "Join us in the historic fishing town of Looe to celebrate all things marine!…

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July 2017

** Cancelled ** Boscastle Dive & Lobster Release

26/07/2017 @ 18:30 - 22:00
Boscastle, Valency Lawn, next to Harbour
Boscastle, Cornwall PL35 0HD United Kingdom
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Free

** Update 25/07/2017 ** We're sorry to say that due to the wind and rain forecast for tomorrow this Boscastle event is cancelled. Please keep an eye out for more events coming soon. Thanks, Fathoms Free ********************* Our last debris dive here was very interesting both in terms of the finds, as we were still finding objects washed out by the Boscastle floods several years earlier and in terms of the diverse marine life. We are teaming up with Cornwall…

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September 2017

Lansallos Beach – Weekend of 02/09/2017

02/09/2017 @ 09:00 - 03/09/2017 @ 12:00
Lansallos Beach (meet at National Trust Lansallos Car Park), Lansallos
St Austell, Cornwall PL13 2PX United Kingdom
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Free

Lansallos Beach Dive for Debris, Beach Clean, BBQ & Camping Where it all started for Fathoms Free. Lansallos is a very pretty shore dive site, unfortunately, the right-hand side though, due to currents it gets full of plastic debris. Normally access is an issue for diving, with a 3/4-mile hike across the countryside. However, the National Trust will transport our dive gear across the fields using a 4x4. The plan is to do 2 dives and a beach clean at…

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January 2018

Introduction to retrieval diving – 06/01/2018

January 6 @ 08:00 - 21:00
Brixham Harbour, Fore Street
Brixham, Devon, Cornwall TQ5 8DZ United Kingdom
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Intro to retrieval diving

An introduction to retrieval diving with Fathoms Free After achieving an incredible 19 events in 2017, with your help, we plan to make 2018 an even greater success. Please join us for an introduction to retrieval diving on the 6th of January in Brixham. Our group has been rapidly expanding over the past few years and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved at any level, including non-diving. It is Fathoms Free belief that conservation diving should be accessible…

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March 2018

Gyllyngvase Beach – Dive & Beach Clean – 17/03/2018

March 17 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Gyllyngvase Beach, Cliff Road
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4PA United Kingdom
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Free
Falmouth Spring Festival 2018

Beach Clean Falmouth BID, working with Fathoms Free and Falmouth Bay Residents Association are carrying out a beach clean along the sea front ... Castle Beach, Gyllyngvase Beach and Swanpool, plus all the pathways and fields inbetween. Equipment available from Fathoms Free stand on Gyllyngvase Beach from 10am to 3pm. Everyone welcome (children must have a responsible adult with them). Meet from 10am at Gyllyngvase Beach Equipment available to borrow includes gloves, bags, litter pickers. This beach clean is being…

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Ghost Gear Retrieval

March 25

Ghost Gear survey & retrieval Local divers reported a ghost net to us and we have put our team together to retrieve the net. We will be doing two dives; the first dive will be to survey the net which has been reported as not only continuing to ghost fish but also causing a hazard to boats in the area. We will be carrying out an environmental habitat survey to make sure we do not damage or destroy any marine life…

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April 2018

Womens Institute Talk

April 5
Albaston

An evening with the members of the Albaston area WI. Volunteer Zillah will be delivering a presentation to raise awareness of the dangers plastics pose to our marine environment and what Fathoms Free do at our Dave Against Debris, Beach Cleans, Paddle for Plastics, Ghost Gear Retrieval, Recycling and community awareness events. If you would like a member of Fathoms Free to visit your community group, workplace or club etc. Then please get in touch with us via the contact…

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Hopes Nose clean up with Torbay CCI

April 7 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Hopes Nose, Hopes Nose
Torquay, Devon United Kingdom
Free

We are again teaming up with Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative to return to Hopes Nose to continue with the removal of abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear from in and around this popular area. We are expecting several local divers as well as the Fathoms Free crew - boat spaces are very limited so please contact us - please do not just turn up as you may not get a dive.

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May 2018

Creek Clean – Fal River Festival

May 27 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Fal River
Free

Help Canoe Cornwall and Fathoms Free clean up the river by canoe. All gear will be provided in exchange for your volunteer efforts or bring your own canoe and join the flotilla to help keep the Fal River free of litter and protect its natural beauty. 10 places available, register for free today: jay@canoecornwall.co.uk Register early to guarantee you place. Canoe Cornwall offer trips, canoe expeditions, summer camps, bushcraft skills training, archery and a host of other activities and events…

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