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    I'm a final year student at Heriot Watt University and have also been working with KIMO UK. I'm passionate about the fishing industry, the sea and preserving the work that you do. I'm investigating the performance of recycled fabric (made from plastic bottles) and whether a profitable system of collecting waste at sea and selling it on for textiles could ever work in the UK. I also want to gauge an idea of the social impact that a project like this may (or may not) have on those in the industry, and I would be so grateful if you could take the time to fill out my survey!

    It's available here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XCBXK5Z

    Thank you so much for your time (the survey has only taken an average of 7 minutes for each person to complete so far!)

    Everything is anonymous and any other questions, let me know.
    If you do take it, please share the survey with your colleagues and pals in the industry.

    Also, my work has so far appeared in the press and on the uni website

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    fishermen already take in all rubbish they catch under the Fishing for Litter scheme http://www.fishingforlitter.org.uk/

    You might be better placed to get raw material direct from them if you contact them on the website

    Another source might be the Excelsior net company in Fraserburgh , they recycle old nets and gear for charity

    https://upa.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/onl...=N2G4W000DT00D

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    Hi Davie,

    I've been working really closely as I said with KIMO, who organise Fishing for Litter. Just really need to know how fishermen feel about the chances of this being a commercial project they could make money from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by observer View Post
    I'm a final year student at Heriot Watt University and have also been working with KIMO UK. I'm passionate about the fishing industry, the sea and preserving the work that you do. I'm investigating the performance of recycled fabric (made from plastic bottles) and whether a profitable system of collecting waste at sea and selling it on for textiles could ever work in the UK. I also want to gauge an idea of the social impact that a project like this may (or may not) have on those in the industry, and I would be so grateful if you could take the time to fill out my survey!

    It's available here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XCBXK5Z

    Thank you so much for your time (the survey has only taken an average of 7 minutes for each person to complete so far!)

    Everything is anonymous and any other questions, let me know.
    If you do take it, please share the survey with your colleagues and pals in the industry.

    Also, my work has so far appeared in the press and on the uni website
    Just to clarify - I'm not looking for waste material or anyone to collect it for me! I already have a fabric made up which I've been testing against an equivalent virgin polyester (and the recycled stuff is performing well - very exciting ). The main bit of my research that really really needs more to it is the response from the fishing community.

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