The charitys objects (the objects) are
for the benefit of the public to relieve the suffering of marine wildlife trapped in and around marine litter to include but not limited to abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (aldfg) of the seas, rivers and lakes of the uk.
to identify, survey and catalogue, then remove marine litter and aldfg.
to include but not limited to nets, lines, creels, lobster pots and trawls from shipwrecks, reefs and other scuba diving sites around the uk.
by instructing and utilising specially trained volunteer scuba divers to retrieve this litter and aldfg. recycle, re-use or responsibly dispose of, and by raising the awareness of the general public of the hazards associated with marine litter and aldfg.
this removes a direct threat to marine wildlife and scuba divers, along with the additional benefit of improved marine life welfare and reduced unnecessarily wasteful competition to the local fishing industry. due consideration is given to protecting the historical shipwrecks of the uk.
for the purpose of this clause “aldfg” means no longer retrievable by the owner or operator using standard operating practices.