In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, photo, a washed-up lobster trap and tangled line sit on a beach in Biddeford, Maine. Fishermen have been losing and discarding nets and traps for as long as they've plied the world's seas. But the range and impact of that lost gear has grown in the past 50 years as fishing effort has increased and fishing gear has become more durable with the increased use of non-biodegradable materials. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, photo, a washed-up lobster trap and tangled line sit on a beach in Biddeford, Maine. Fishermen have been losing and discarding nets and traps for as long as they've plied the world's seas. But the range and impact of that lost gear has grown in the past 50 years as fishing effort has increased and fishing gear has become more durable with the increased use of non-biodegradable materials. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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