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Fishermen from Chengene Skele will participate in the initiative of Burgas Municipality “Fishing for waste”. The idea is for each of them to remove as much waste from the sea as possible. The curious eco action starts on September 1 and will last until the end of the month.

Any fisherman from the local fishing community who joins the initiative will have to withdraw the amount of waste collected and taken ashore and dispose of it in a container specifically allocated to the action. The fishermen with the richest “catch” will receive gifts – vouchers for hunting and fishing shop.

The initiative is part of the project of Burgas Municipality “Implementation of measures for reducing marine litter in the Burgas Bay”, which is implemented in partnership with the Chance for Children and Nature of Bulgaria Foundation, as well as the “The Blue Army” NGO in Iceland. The project is funded by EEA FM’s Environmental Protection and Climate Change Programme 2014-2021.

 The project activities aim to improve the ecological status of the sea waters in the Burgas Bay and increase the public awareness, self-awareness and responsibility of citizens for the reduction and prevention of marine litter.

The duration of the project is 14 months.

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