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BEACH CLEAN-UP and Marine Debris Documentation in Kerala, India

8 June, 2023

For the first time, a comprehensive BEACH CLEAN-UP and Marine Debris Documentation in Kerala is going to be launched on World Oceans Day, the 8th of June 2023, under the joint auspices of the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala and the Department of Fisheries, University of Kerala. This initiative, supported by the Ecomarine Project of the University and funded under the Erasmus + scheme of the European Union, will follow the international shoreline survey protocol of The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA, for marine debris documentation. The programme will be launched in all nine coastal districts of Kerala in collaboration with colleges and citizen scientists.

At the state level, the programme will be inaugurated by the Minister for Fisheries, Government of Kerala, Mr Saji Cheryian, at Bekal Beach in Kasaragod on 8th June 2023 at 8 am. The district-level inauguration will be initiated simultaneously by various elected representatives.


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Sanghumughom, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Dept. of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries University of Kerala,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695 581 India
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Dr Biju Kumar
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University of Kerala
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