#WorldOceansDay

 June 8th, 2018



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"Shellfishing without litter" on World Oceans Day: youth action on plastic pollution

Since march 2016, Ocean Alive undertakes the “Shellfishing without litter” campaign, which consists in monthly awareness and beach cleaning actions in the Sado estuary engaging volunteers, stakeholders and particularly, local fisherwomen.

In Portugal, young people aged 15-18 years old have negative behaviours and disregard the marine litter problem. In order to tackle this issue, on the 8th of June we will dedicate to an awareness and beach cleaning action of the Sado estuary margins engaging 75 students of this age group from local schools.

This action has the support of UNESCO-IGCP National Committee as institutional partner. It will be made in partnership with Setúbal and Palmela Municipalities, Barbosa du Bocage and Palmela middle schools, Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World and is sponsored by Iami and El Cristo.

Details

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Focuses:
- Plastic Pollution Events
- Youth Focused

Organizers

Organization Name
Ocean Alive
Organization Type
Conservation Organization
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign

Other

As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Ages 12-18
    Awareness and beach cleanup of the Sado Estuary margins with local youth
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic

Venue

Sado Estuary
Unnamed Road
Setúbal, Portugal
Coordinated by