Another massive mass of nets, marine debris found on Oahu's South Shore

Updated: Feb. 10, 2018 at 7:20 PM HST
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NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Land and Natural Resources is figuring out how to remove a mass of nets that washed up on an Oahu shoreline.

The giant pile of nets and other debris was recently discovered on top of rocks at the surf Spot Kaiko'os near Black Point.

DLNR officials say the nets were recently reported via the Marine Debris Report form.

Several hundred pounds of netting are believed to be in the mess.

Because the mess is located on rocky terrain, the DLNR said removal efforts would be contracted out.

This week, officials said, would be dedicated to forming a plan to remove the mess. Actual clean up is expected to take place in the next two weeks.

The DLNR also says its possible the nets came from a larger, 2-mile long debris field floating in the Ka Iwi Channel.

Earlier this month, officials removed over 4,000 pounds of tangled fishing nets from Waikiki.

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