Coast Guard personnel attached to the SLNS Mahaweli participated in an environment cleaning programme at Cod Bay fishery harbor area on 11thAugust 2018 from 0830 hrs to 1030 hrs. 116 No’s of personnel were participated for the campaign including SLCG, SLN, Cod Bay fishery harbor staff and local fishermen. During the cleaning programme managed to collect 02 tractors of waste and 1400 plastic water bottles.
Coastal and marine eco systems have being serverly affected by rapid growth of human pollution and intensive urbanization in coastal regions. A fishery harbor is a center of many activities which are potential waste generators and thus considered as a hot spot of coastal pollution. Hence Coast Guard pay serious concerns to minimize pollution in coastal zone including fishery harbors with the help of fishing community and other stake holders.