Plastic Fishing Summer Event August 7, 10:00
Join us for the Plastic Fishing Summer Sailing Barcelona Event ! BarcelonaSail organizes 4 times a year plastic fishing events and these events are free. We have limited available places on boards, as the boat can only take 10 people.
This is a social event, w e go sailing and, on the way, we “fish”, pick up as much plastic as possible. Bring some cloves and be prepared to get a bit wet. Make photos, share them on your social media to create awareness for the plastic pollution in front of the Barcelona coast and make this Earth day plastic fishing event a great success! Use tags, #EndPlasticPollution, and tag us @Barcelonasail.
BarcelonaSail organizes 4 times a year free plastic fishing events to create awareness about plastic. In our detailed report about plastic you get a 360 degrees overview of plastics in the world.
Schedule for this event on our book your tour page.
Plastic pollution in the Mediterranean
Plastics are poisoning and injuring marine life in the Mediterranean because many sea animals think plastic is a nice meal and eat it. The plastic stays within the stomach of the fish and some pieces get absorbed in the fish body. Therefore, when we humans eat fish, we eat plastic as well. This can disrupt human growth especially during early puberty.
Every year we see more plastics during our boat tours and the exponential growth of plastics is threatening the Barcelona coast line. To create awareness and to educate we organize the sailing trips for plastic fishing. Did you know that estimates state that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans?
Why do we organize plastic fishing events?
The reason BarcelonaSail organizes this free Plastic Fishing Summer Sailing Barcelona Event because we found an embarrassing amount of plastic pollution during sailing in Barcelona. It is clear that the majority of this plastic waste is locally generated, flushed and blown into the Mediterranean.
It is disappointing that Spain is not able to reduce the amount of trash that is left on the beach every day. This can be done easily through media focus, combined with some policing and ticketing. At this moment we, BarcelonaSail, Zero waste Barcelona, Surfriders Barcelona, and many other beach cleaning organizations, remove plastic waste from others because Spain is too lazy to enforce normal behavior.
In our very detailed article “Plastic Pollution during Sailing in Barcelona” we demonstrate that plastic is here to stay. The plastic production will double in 3 years, and we can do something about this by simply changing our habits. Say no to single use plastic in order to keep the oceans and seas clean, and trash your plastic in designated plastic collectors.
BarcelonaSail uses stainless steel cups and carton food boxes on her boat tours and trips to reduce plastic. Our corporate responsibility statement describes Barcelonasail’s mission and environmental goals. You can help us to become 100% plastic free within one year. Ideas are welcome.
Plastic Fishing Summer Sailing Barcelona Event Details