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Alternate Uses for Confiscated Fishing Gear – Creativity 101

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The funcionarios at the Wafer Bay Station have found many uses for confiscated fishing equipment:

This hammock is woven entirely of the plastic lines hauled from the water.

A path-side lamp has been crafted out of sections of buoy

Buoy converted into a hanging pot (hung with gacillas)

All clothes lines are strung with fishing line – durable and long-lasting


The pièce de résistance is the bridge that spans the river along the path to the hydroelectric station, and further up, the dam. It’s constructed from buoys and fishing line, and is the island’s “own little Golden Gate,” as one funcionario put it.

Also in the Cocos Island news today: Two more fishing boats encountered by this morning’s patrol. That brings this weeks total up to eight fishing boats caught within the boundaries of the park.