Fish For Trash Event Cleans Aberdeen Harbour In HK
Published: Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Save Aberdeen Harbour Alliance took the lead and organised the first “Fish For Trash” event at Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong June 25 and the second edition Aug 6.
(Photos: Simpson Marine - Fish For Trash)
The appearance of a huge amount of rubbish along Hong Kong’s shores and harbours alarmed both environmentalists and residents, with many raising awareness of the issue on social media and calling for the government to act.
The first edition was a success with around nine RIBs and tenders taking concerned citizens and volunteers around the harbour to clean up rubbish. This community action brought larger attention to the giant waste problem that continues to grow and affect neighboring coastal communities.
Simpson Marine team participated in the green event among other fervent groups. It also joined the second edition of the event.
On Saturday Aug 6 the harbour saw more than 80 volunteers and several NGO groups collecting 154 bags of marine litter in five hours, including 1,100 plastic bottles, 1,600 polystyrene boxes, 8,200 pieces of plastic cutlery and over 10,000 random pieces of food packaging.
Other partners of the events include Aberdeen Boat Club, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC), the Harbour School, Living Lamma, Plastic Free Seas, HK Cleanup, HK’s Clean Up Crew, WWF Hong Kong and Eco Marine.
The third edition will take place Sept 17 at Kwui Hoi Path near Aberdeen.