Amorgorama is officialy put into action for 2021! We thank all our supporters for making this project possible: the people who contribute through our crowdfunding campaign, the Municipality of Amorgos, the environmental organisations Enaleia and Cyclades Preservation Fund, the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy as well as the Public Power Corporation (S.A.).
Watch what we achieved this past spring through Amorgorama!
For more information about our first missions, read below.
On the 4th of April, our association’s fishing vessels, ”Antonios Vekris” and ”Kapetan Nikitas”, went on a different catching trip to the northern bay of Vlychada next to Katapola. From the coast up to the hillsides, the place was crammed with plastic, fishing equipments, ropes, tyres and surprisingly a standalone fridge. Along with other big items, our fishermen loaded more than 150 bags of litter and 10 bags of nets and ropes. In collaboration with Enaleia, the litter will be transferred to a special recycling unit. The nets will undergo special processing to manufacture new products. See pictures below:
Our second mission for this spring took place in one of the coasts of Perivola bay, on the 15th of April 2021. A fishing vessel of our association, ”Thodoris”, ”caught” 30 large bags of litter and many big items.
On the 7th of July 2020, we realised our first garbage-collection mission with the collaboration of volunteers. The group of volunteers along with a fishing vessel of the Professional Fishing Association Amorgos visited a 25 meter bay in Perivola region and collected more than 40 bags of litter. Among the litter, there were hundreds of plastic bottles and bags, fishing equipment, shoes, etc. In addition to the garbage bags, big items like a fridge, ropes of cargo ships and tyres were also collected and transported to the port of Katapola. From there they were picked up by the Amorgos Municipality.
A second mission took place in Makri area, on the 2nd of September 2020, as soon as the northern summer winds calmed down. In a 25-meter coast, volunteers together with a fishing vessel from the Professional Fishing Association of Amorgos collected 30 large bags of waste. The majority consisted of trawl nets, bottles and other plastic items. Once again, the Amorgos Municipality picked up the bags from the port of Katapola.
The pictures speak for themselves.
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