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Fisherwomen as community leaders.

Our goal

Fisherwomen inspiring and leading their communities for ocean sustainability – “Mariscar SEM Lixo” (fish without trash) has brought together fisherwomen from the Sado Estuary as community leaders to educate the wider community on how to preserve and protect the estuary and seagrass beds.

Initiative status
Stage 3 : Ongoing
Initiative keywords
  • Collect Plastic
  • ecosystems
  • Fisherwomen
  • Literacy
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Target

General Population in the Sado estuary region.

Impact

Empowering fisherwomen as community leaders to help to protect the local species and ecosystems

Description

In the Sado Estuary, one of the most important wetlands in Europe, fishermen catch razor clams during the low tide using plastic salt containers that draw the clams out of their shells to be caught. But in this process, they leave thousands of empty plastic packages in the intertidal beds of the estuary. That is why “Mariscar SEM Lixo” (fish without trash) has brought together fisherwomen from the Sado Estuary as community leaders to educate the wider community on how to preserve and protect the estuary and seagrass beds.

The Oceano Azul Foundation and Oceanário de Lisboa actively support this project.

Initiative numbers

12 months

From January 2017 to December 2017

“Mariscar SEM Lixo” Project

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