North Shore residents say they are in over their heads with a commercial fishing net that washed ashore last Thursday.

Close to a dozen volunteers spent part of the last week attempting to dislodge the net from rocks near the Velzyland surf spot. They say they’ve seen an increase in these types of nets washing ashore, and this is the largest one yet.

“They do pose a problem. They’re not attended to and our sea life – like turtles, crabs – get caught up in them. Birds, you name it. So they pose a threat to our wildlife,” said Loren Kearney, Hawaii Eco Divers photographer.

The group says it will attempt to gather the net and remove it if the surf conditions permit. According to the DLNR, the City has been tasked with the disposal of the net.