8th June 2017, Tuticorin
The Tuticorin Research Centre of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute celebrated the World Ocean Day by conducting beach cleaning drive at Inigo Nagar, Tuticorin. Heralding this years’ World Ocean Day theme “Our Oceans, Our Future”, the ICAR-CMFRI observed the day focusing on the prevention of plastic pollution in the ocean for a healthier ocean and a better future. The programme was started with an awareness rally to create awareness among the public.
The cleaning activity was carried out along the beach of Inigo Nagar. The waste materials especially plastic items, unusable damaged fishing gears and broken glass remains were segregated and disposed off safely in dust bins.
The fishermen of Inigo Nagar village actively involved in the beach cleaning programme. They were also motivated and encouraged to understand the need and importance of clean oceans in their daily life.
All the staff members of the Tuticorin Research Centre of ICAR-CMFRI participated in the beach cleaning drive..