Ireland's 'Clean Oceans Initiative' Launched In Union Hall Today
Government is urging every fishing trawler in Ireland to get involved in the initiative to tackle plastic waste in our seas.
The government is calling on every fishing trawler in Ireland to get involved in an initiative to tackle plastic waste in our seas.
The 'Clean Oceans Initiative' which was launched by the Agriculture Minister in Union Hall earlier today is Ireland’s first coordinated campaign on land and at sea to collect, reduce and reuse marine litter.
Plastic is the most common waste found in the sea, making up 80 percent of marine litter.
CEO of BIM, the state's fishing agency, Jim O'Toole says it's a big challenge:
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