Happy Belated World Fisheries Day 2017!!

2 Jan 2018
Indah Rufiati
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MDPI sites are >1 Ton of Garbage cleaner (1,077 Kgs lifted from the beaches across our sites) 😊

We’ve got some amazing stories and pictures to share to you from across our field sites…

MDPI celebrated World Fisheries Day by conducting several events in our sites across Eastern Indonesia (Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Maluku, Maluku Utara, Sulawesi Selatan and Sulawesi Utara). The main event was a coordinated beach clean-up activity with additional events such as: miniature boat building competition, drawing competition, cooking competition and rowing boat competition.

The beach clean-up activities were conducted in 5 sites with a total of 335 participants ranging from kids to adults and here is the detail of beach clean-up activity from each site:

Additional activities were conducted 6 sites and here is the detail of various activities from each site:

In total, there were 663 participants who celebrated this year’s World Fisheries Day with MDPI. Since the participants of the beach clean-ups were so enthusiastic in their effort of making their own beaches clean, we are planning to conduct the same event again regularly and in the near future! It is very important to spread the awareness about the importance of not littering in the sea. Hopefully, our activities will inspire others and will make them realize how beautiful their beaches are without garbage!

MDPI would like to thank all of the participants and all MDPI field team who organized the event and made this event a success. Check out more photos on MDPI Facebook Page

Coral transplantation in Buru, Maluku. Photo credit: MDPI

Beach clean-up in Sangihe, Sulawesi Utara. Photo credit: MDPI

Miniature boat building competition in Bone, Sulawesi Selatan. Photo credit: MDPI

Writer: Indah Rufiati

 

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