Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES TEAM REPRESENTS AT 2015 CONCH FEST!

The Minister of Education and Technology tried his first lionfish fritter and loved it!

Last weekend, Deep Creek hosted its annual Conch Fest.  Unlike past years, Conch Fest was new and improved, focused on keeping Deep Creek green, clean, and pristine. Instead of using plastic containers to hand out food, all of the booths used recyclable materials.

Single use plastics have become an issue for the oceans, as they are being consumed by and entangling marine organisms. This initiative in Deep Creek will hopefully spread to other settlements as well as other islands to reduce the plastics ending up in the oceans.

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