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Mazarrón adds to the national cleaning of funds of the marine vigilante network (16/10/2017)

Mazarrón participated one more year in the National Cleaning of Funds that the Network of Marine Vigilantes carries out thanks to the collaboration of its volunteers, the majority of them submarinists involved in the conservation of the Environment.

The activity, organized in the municipality, by the Southeast Diving Club was attended by 250 volunteers who came to extract more than two tons of waste.

In Spain, about ten tons were added.

The volunteers of Mazarrón culminated the day with a meal of coexistence.

According to the Network of Marine Watchers, diving clubs from Andalusia, Asturias, Canary Islands, Castilla-Leon, Galicia, Murcia, Basque Country, Ceuta and Melilla have been involved this year.

This initiative is not only intended to remove waste that is harmful to the environment, but also to collect data on the location and categories of waste used to design action plans against this environmental problem.

This is being carried out, as in previous proceedings, with the Marnoba application, a free mobile app with which divers, bathers, fishermen and citizens in general can record data on litter found on our coasts. the network that has taken place today have been developed in La Línea de la Concepción (Cadiz), Salobreña (Granada), Ares (A Coruña), Llanes (Asturias), Gijón (Asturias), Valle Gran Rey (Bizkaia), Ziérbena (Bizcaia), Cabo de Palos (Murcia) and Mazarrón (Murcia).

Such actions would not be possible without the sponsorship of institutions and companies committed to the conservation of the environment, such as Ecoembes and Trasmediterránea and, of course, without the personal involvement of the nearly 800 divers who make up the Volunteer Network Marinos.

This Network is an initiative of the NGO Oceánidas composed mostly of divers who, on a voluntary basis, are involved in the conservation of species linked to the sea through works of protection, research and dissemination of the marine environment.

In its actions, such as this joint clearing of funds, the organization has the support of the Spanish Association of Marine Litter (AEBAM), the Asociación Vertidos Cero (creators of the Marnoba application) and the Libera Project (promoted by Ecoembes and SEO-Birdlife).

Source: Red de Vigilantes Marinos

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