Oregon fishermen pull debris from ocean, recycle it to generate electricity

BROOKS, Oregon — Oregon fishermen are pulling up more than just fish or crabs these days; they’re also helping to keep dangerous debris out of the ocean.

According to some estimates, more than 8 million tons of debris make it into our oceans every year. But fishermen like Jesse Coon are doing their part to keep it out of the water by taking part in the “Fishing for Energy” program.

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the project.

When Jesse or others have old fishing gear they need to get rid of, or see some floating in the

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