Fenn Enterprises has been involved with Derelict FIshing Gear projects since 2002. Decades of fishing have left Puget Sound littered with derelict crab pots and fishing nets which continue to fish long after they were abandoned. In collaboration with the Northwest Straits Initiative’s Derelict Fishing Gear Removal Project (including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded work in 2009-2010 and NOAA Marine Debris Program) and Natural Resources Consultants, Inc. we have removed more than 5,900 derelict fishing nets restoring 870 acres of marine habitat. Utilizing sidescan sonar we first survey areas with historically high amounts of fishing activity to locate derelict fishing gear then our surface supplied dive team begins recovery operations. Below are photos of our team in action.