Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the Fishing for Litter project in Germany. When the project started marine litter was not even a public talking point. Yet some people were looking more closely and realised the seriousness of the problem. Nils Möllman, project coordinator for Fishing for Litter in Germany explains:
Litter is flooding our oceans. As a result, animals and plants suffer and die in our waters every day. That’s why NABU started the project “Oceans Without Plastic” and Fishing for Litter in Germany 10 years ago. Keeping our waters clean is a really important job for all of us.
Over the last ten years the project has removed 62 tonnes of plastic and other litter from the ocean. And they’re still going strong: 18 ports and 170 fishing vessels participate in the scheme.
We would like to thank NABU, the fishermen and all the volunteers for their commitment and hard work over the past decade. Long may your good work continue!
To find out more about the Fishing for Litter in Germany, please visit their website: www.fishing-for-litter.de