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ICAR-CCARI in Collaboration with Coastal Impact Organizes an Underwater and Beach Cleaning Program in Goa

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03 May 2024, Goa: ICAR- Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa in collaboration with Coastal Impact, orchestrated a significant cleanup initiative on 28th April 2024, at St. George Island, Goa aimed at preserving the marine ecosystem. This endeavor involves active participation from 40 individuals representing Coastal Impact, ICAR-CCARI, School students and volunteers from various educational institutions.

Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director ICAR-CCARI, in his address, accentuated the pivotal role played by the marine ecosystem and fisheries in coastal regions. He points out the commendable efforts of Coastal Impact and pledged full support from ICAR-CCARI towards their conservation initiatives.

 Mr. Venkatesh Charloo, founder of Coastal Impact, elucidated the crucial importance of marine conservation and the imperative need for beach cleaning activities during a pre-cruise briefing.

The cleanup effort effectively removed a significant amount of marine waste, mitigating immediate threats to marine life and habitats and promoting a healthier ecosystem. Additionally, it empowered local communities, raised awareness about marine conservation, and inspired collective commitment to safeguarding oceans for future generations.

Shri. Trivesh Suresh Mayeker, a distinguished Scientist (FGB) ICAR-CCARI, underscored the significance of such cleanup endeavors and highlighted the alarming menace of microplastics plaguing our oceans.

The ICAR-CCARI team symbolizes a unified commitment toward safeguarding our precious marine habitats for generations to come.

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