Split, 7 September 2018 – Green Sail, an initiative that promotes ecological practices within the nautical sector, with the aim of contributing to the development of sustainable tourism in Croatia, has filmed a video on the positive practice of using a fishing net stick to remove waste in the Adriatic Sea.
After British company Sail Croatia founded the non-profit Green Sail organization, following the lead of other Western countries, there have been several successful campaigns to promote ecological practices with the aim of changing everyday habits and protecting the Adriatic Sea.
The Adriatic Sea is often described as crystal-clear attracting tourists from all over the world. But with the growing popularity of Croatia as a tourist destination, there have been complex problems regarding sustainable tourism. Moreover, pollution of the marine environment is today one of the biggest environmental problems and can cause serious consequences for the living conditions of marine underwater flora and fauna.
Instead of the clean sea they are accustomed to, the local population has recently been noticing more pollution in the form of plastic bags and bottles, fishing gear, glass, aluminium cans or Styrofoam. However, not many people know that the average time for complete decomposition of a plastic bottle is at least 450 years, while plastic bags are decomposed on average over a period of 20 to 1000 years.
The Green Sail initiative encourages the practice of using a fishing net stick while sailing or in a marina for quick and efficient removal of waste in the sea. The stick is quite practical, foldable and easily portable, and does not take much space on a boat. The slip-resistant handle extends quite easily and quickly, providing a great range and reach. Moreover, rounded corners allow easy access to hard-to-reach areas.
Check out the video on the practice and advantages of using a fishing net stick below.