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KIMO is your local government voice on marine pollution
KIMO was founded by local municipalities with a shared concern for the state of the environment. KIMO is designed to give municipalities a political voice at the international level, to share best practice and to find solutions to marine political problems that affect coastal communities.
KIMO has become a pioneering environmental force which has contributed to a steady reduction in marine pollution in Europe's seas. This momentum must be sustained to ensure our oceans remain healthy for the benefit of vulnerable sea-life and for the people who reside on our precious coastlines.
A series of emerging environmental threats were the catalysts for KIMO’s foundation and remain the reasons for its continued work in the twenty-first century. Please explore our 'Who We Are', 'What We Do' and 'How We Work' sections to learn more about what KIMO represents, the principles we believe in and the projects we coordinate and support.
To hear some of our members thoughts on why they support KIMO International click on the images below:
CURRENT NEWS and REPORTS ...............
Fishing for Litter - Northern Ireland
In February, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan launched, in Ardglass, the first ever Fishing for Litter scheme in Northern Ireland. The scheme is being sponsored by the Department of the Environment and is being administered by the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority. Seventeen boats have already signed up for the scheme.
Fishing for Litter Southwest
The UK Fishing for Litter project, which is a collaboration between KIMO and Seafood Cornwall Training Ltd, has launched a new 5 minute video highlighting their project and how it operates.
To view go to: http://youtu.be/tJqDhJFVuD0
MARLISCO - MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and Co-Responsibility
MARLISCO has launched a video contest in 14 EU countries, encouraging youngsters to tell us what they think about the problem of marine litter. To view the videos and vote for your favourites visit:
The winners will be announced at the end of March.