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Ocean Net Recovery

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Around the world, fiber optic lines on the bottom of oceans provide vital intercontinental communication links but they also eliminate valuable fishing areas. That is, except off the coast of Oregon. See how fishing and fiber optics have formed a unique partnership. Watch an unprecedented and risky fishing mission off the Oregon Coast to rescue lost nets without cutting off intercontinental phone service to Japan.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographers: Michael Bendixen, Tom Shrider
Editor: Michael Bendixen
Video courtesy of: Tyco Communications
Special Thanks : US Coast Guard Cutter Fir

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Oregon Fisherman’s Cable Commitee
  • Address: 2021 Marine Drive Suite #102 Astoria, OR 97103
  • Phone: 503-325-2285
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