Cleanup Campaign Extract 2 Tons Of Waste From Fishing Port In Khor Fakkan

Cleanup campaign extract 2 tons of waste from fishing port in Khor Fakkan

KHOR FAKKAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 13th Jan, 2019) A team of 40 volunteers has dived to recover trash from the Fishermen Port in Khor Fakkan as part of Sharjah Museums Authority, SMA, annual-marine cleanup campaign, 'Because We Care'.

The volunteers fished out two tons of trash including tires, fish and traps, carpets, and other boat equipment. In addition to removing litter from the port, the campaign, which focused on the Khor Fakkan waterfront in its latest edition, educated fishermen and workers about waste products’ impact on marine life.

The ninth edition of the annual campaign was conducted by a team comprising volunteers from Sharjah Aquarium, part of SMA, Emirates Diving Centre, and in cooperation with Khor Fakkan Municipal Council.

Government officials and volunteers briefed attendees about the proper methods to discard waste items, such as old fish traps, nets, and fishing lines.

"This campaign reflects the Sharjah Museums Authority’s strategy to implant an environment-friendly culture, and foster inter-agency co-operation to cement Sharjah’s position as the Smiling Emirate," said Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority.

She said that the initiative is aimed at raising awareness about environment issues and instilling marine life conservation culture among members of the community, as part of the Emirate’s ambitions to promote a clean and sound environment that reflect its position as a hub for culture and tourism.

Plans are underway to conduct a second cleanup campaign this year at Souq Al Jubail in Sharjah.

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