Los Angeles Underwater Explorers

Country United States
Started 2011

We are a group of GUE divers in the southern California area that have been working on several target sites doing ghost net cleanups throughout Southern California, most of them are shipwrecks that have been hit with some kind of lost or abandoned commercial fishing nets. When we are not working underwater, there is plenty of other work for us to do at the surface! We do presentations, tabling events, articles, etc. We are also working on one day getting legislation passed that will require fishermen to report their lost nets in a timely fashion, instead of just leaving them behind. We are recovering mostly small-mesh purse seine or trawler nets, and occasional tuna net and gill net.