On May 18-21, the first edition of the International Maritime Festival of Pasaia was held. This event, which aims to promote maritime culture, received the visit of 115,000 people. The program included land and water activities linked to maritime heritage, among which was the Life
Itsas Belarra vessel has fished 4000 kilograms of floating marine litter during last week from Bidart to Saint Jean Luz.
Itsas Belarra french fishing vessel has fished 4000 kg of floating marine litter during 18-23 May 2018 from Bidart ot SJ Luz. It has been the first floating litter fishing of the year and 35 big pack full of litter have been deployed to harbour.
90 small wooden boats will be launched along the Cantabrian Sea the during the May anchovy campaign to study the possible trajectories of marine litter in the Bay of Biscay. We encourage you to go to the beaches to find them. On the other hand,
Life LEMA aims to foster research solutions to the problem of marine litter with the first meeting of European experts in Biarritz
On September 28, the first meeting of experts of Life LEMA took place in Biarritz. This is the first of the three meetings that will be held during the project. 30 experts from France and Spain participated in this workshop. The common objective of these
On September 4, 2017 the inauguration of the work of Miren Argia took place. This adapted fishing vessel is one of the five vessels of the Life LEMA project dedicated to marine litter collection in the southeast waters of the Bay of Biscay. Throughout the
During the 20th and 21st of July, the Life LEMA team explained to schoolchildren from Gipuzkoa and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques Region the problems associated with marine litter and also how Life LEMA is an example of a project aimed at reducing marine litter. The students, aged
On July 3, 2017, 45 young people from the Erasmus + program “Carry on Without plastics” celebrated with the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, leader of the Life LEMA project, Surfrider Spain and the commercial center of Garbera the International Day without Plastic Bags. Young people
World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 and this year’s the slogan has been “Healthy Oceans, a Healthy Planet”. This celebration has been held since 2009 and has been established by the United Nations with the main objective of raising awareness need of the
LIFE LEMA is part of the European program for Environment and Climate Action LIFE and involves a total investment of 2.1 million euros which 1.2 million euros are co-financed by the European Union.
Life LEMA has collected more than 5 kilos and a half of marine litter in its first boat trip, mainly plastics, in addition to other unusual objects such as footwear and textiles.