Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners
Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners (NARC) is the UK’s first underwater clean-up group. Whilst litter washed up or left on our shoreline can be seen, the same cannot always be said for marine litter that is below the surface of the ocean. NARC is an award winning charity formed in 2005 by local diver, Dave Kennard. Since then NARC has carried out over 300 underwater clean-ups and worked with a number of partners in the UK and abroad.
The charity is entirely run by volunteers who are passionate about having a positive impact upon the marine environment. Along with clean-up diving NARC focuses on raising awareness of the impacts and working on collaborative solutions.
The diversity of litter found on dives is staggering with mobile phones, shopping trolleys, bicycles, revolving chairs, skate boards, batteries and quite literally the kitchen sink! The highest presence of litter is from recreational fishing with weights, rods, hooks and endless amounts of line retrieved from dives all around the county.
PCF is one of NARC’s funders, and our staff are among the volunteers working with the charity.