by Mica Still

Napier, NZ – March 2016


Finding This Mural

83 Bridge St, Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Google Map

Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

Ghost nets are lost or discarded fishing gear that continue to fish, trap animals, entangle and potentially kill marine life, smother habitats and are a hazard to navigation. I want my wall to show the ocean trying to survive the chaos of the nets through the infinity symbol. Which expressed how the cycle of nature is being disrupted by these ghost nets.

The Focus

Plastic pollution & overfishing

Take Action

Reduce your own plastic footprint by

  • Using a reusable water bottle and avoiding drinks bottled in plastic
  • Bringing your own bag, cup, utensils, straw, etc.
  • Shopping in bulk, reducing packaging waste
  • Choosing reusable and compostable goods over less sustainable materials

If you do eat seafood (marine life), you can be a responsible consumer by

  • Choosing to eat species that are lower on the foodchain. Think sardines over tuna.
  • Refer to consumer guides such as Seafood Watch and only eat species that are considered sustainable.
  • Look out for catch harvested using non-commercial, more sustainable fishing methods such as spearfishing and pole-and-line.