The North Devon Coast AONB carried out a beach cleaning project to help combat, and raise awareness of, the issue of marine litter in north Devon. The Clean Marine Project carried out a programme of beach cleans during 2014 and 2015 across North Devon. The project also helped to widen marine engagement and raise awareness of marine issues.
The project collated a comprehensive database to enable a greater understanding of litter issues and to help guide where to target resources to manage them. By working with and supporting volunteers, the legacy of the project helped ensure long term involvement in marine litter removal beyond the life of the project.
Clean Marine was jointly funded by the European Fisheries Fund through the North Devon Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), Devon and Severn IFCA and The Tarka Country Trust.