Ireland has unveiled its ‘clean oceans’ initiative for World Ocean Day. This from Afloat.ie and Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue:
“A “Clean Oceans” fishing gear retirement scheme has been announced by Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue to mark World Oceans Day.
“The project, which is aimed at collecting old and damaged fishing gear, is to take place this autumn and is being led by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).
“The “Clean Oceans” initiative was established in 2019 to address the growing problem of plastics and other waste in the world’s oceans.
“Almost 600 tonnes of waste has been hauled up in nets by fishers and by the wider Irish seafood industry during a series of pier and shore clean-ups, according to BIM. The initiative is supported by the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund.”
AGS Celtic League (8 June 2022)