City of Bunbury embraces 'Reel It In' campaign

Big changes: Dolphin Discovery Centre conservation manager Jan Tierney and City of Bunbury waste project officer Melinda Whitely. Photo: Supplied.

Big changes: Dolphin Discovery Centre conservation manager Jan Tierney and City of Bunbury waste project officer Melinda Whitely. Photo: Supplied.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions is celebrating the success of its 'Reel It In' campaign.

Launched in 2013, the initiative has seen more than 14,000 hooks and sinkers, 10,000 bait bags, and 35,000 pieces of general rubbish being placed into 'Reel It In' bins across the state.

More than 83 kilometres of fishing line has been collected and removed from the natural environment.

The City of Bunbury is one of many local governments to back the program.

In a bid to improve waterways and help wildlife, the city will be installing bins at the Bunbury Powerboat Club, Stirling Street boat ramp, Casuarina Harbour boat ramp, the Cut, Pelican Point boat ramp, and the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Dolphin Discovery Centre staff will monitor the bins, and record what and how much is being collected.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan is encouraging all local fishers to use the bins and help protect the environment.