With the pilot project Amorgorama the Professional Fishing Association of Amorgos wants to find a sustainable approach to cope with the problems of the continously increasing pollution of the coasts by plastics as well as the overfishing in the Agean Sea.
In order to give the shoals time for regeneration, the fishermen do not want to fish in April and May. In these months most fish species reproduce and this process should be given the necessary time. But the fishermen need a paid job to work the boats during these months.
That is why they want to raise the necessary money by donations to pay the fishermen to clean up as many bays as possible in spring 2021 and at the same time offer the underwater world a break for regeneration.
We are proud contributing to their efforts!
Amorgorama is completed for 2021! In spring 2021, the professional Fishing Association of Amorgos, with the support of CPF and other important partners, managed to:
-Realise 28 missions for garbage collection – that means 28 fewer days of fishing during the fish reproduction period!
-Collect more than 900 large bags of litter, plus many very big items.
-Send more than 12 tons of plasticfor recycling, where 60-65% will eventually be recycled.
-Recycle 960 kilos of fishing nets and ropes!
In cooperation with artist Florian Reiche (DE/AT).
Backround photo credits: Y.Issaris