our Baykeeper Neil Blake is doing beach microplastics audits around the Bay this weekend. He'll join us by phone to summarise findings of audits over 2 years, and mention other studies underway to help track plastics to their source. Neil will also be joined by Amy Westnedge from Mt Martha Beach Patrol and Boomerang Alliance to talk about the great work her group does, and why they believe it’s time for a Container Deposit scheme in Victoria. Then we’ll be joined by Dr Paul Hamer from Fisheries Victoria to talk about Victoria’s snapper fishery, and why its equivalent in South Australia is about to be closed for the next three years. And to bring us home, Fam Charko tells us all about Ocean Clean-up’s newest whizz bang ocean plastics clean up machine – The Interceptor, with an appropriate hat tip to the inspirational and cutting edge 'Mr Trash Wheel'.

Playlist for Radio Marinara – 24 November 2019

About this program

The team continues the great Marinara tradition of bringing you a quirky but informative look at all that is marine. Get to know all things wet and salty.

Segments: Rex Hunter, Neil Blake, Jeff Maynard, Ben Francischelli

Dive Reporters: Cara Hull, Myra Kelly 

Tech: Rachel Connor, Nereaders Digest. 

Podcast: David Turner

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.