“Shellfishing WITHOUT litter" (Mariscar SEM Lixo): Awareness and beach cleaning voluntary campaign aims at 1) change the behaviour of razorshell shellfishers to not discard plastic salt containers in the estuary, 2) to clean the Sado estuary margins , 3) to promote the vision of a clean estuary maintained by its coastal community and 4) to aware the participating volunteers for the problem of increasing plastic in the Ocean.
Every month a voluntary beach cleaning campaign and direct shellfisher’s awareness (when possible) is organized. A good practices network is being implemented empowering fisherwomen to be leaders of behavioural change within the fishing community. Increasing engagement of local stakeholders such as councils, industry, supermarkets, retailers and tourism enterprises, is gained in every action of the campaign.
More than 1000 volunteers have already participated, cleaning more than 23 tons of marine litter and 31000 plastic salt containers from the sado estuary.
In the 8th of June children from Setúbal will participate in the beach cleaning action and will become aware of the marine litter problem.
“Shellfishing WITHOUT litter" is organized by Ocean Alive and it is sponsored by Lisbon Oceanarium and Oceano Azul Foundation