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Suchitwa Saagaram- An initiation to eradicate plastic from seas

updated on : 2017-11-03

As a solution to remove plastic wastes from the sea and fishing harbour, NETFISH in association with Boat Operators Association Kollam, State Fisheries Dept., Suchitwa mission, Clean Kerala Company, HED and SAF has initiated a programme to collect plastic wastes from sea and harbour and supply to plastic shredding unit. In this joint effort, eco-friendly carry bags were supplied by NETFISH to fishing boats operating from Sakthikulangara and Neendakara harbours to collect the plastic wastes that they come across during fishing at sea. The wastes collected will be recycled and used for various activities including road tarring. The mechanized fishing sector based at Kollam would also stop dumping plastic waste into the sea. Awareness programmes will be organized in these two fishing harbours about this venture and the method of collection of plastic wastes etc.

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