Getting school children involved in beach clean-up and raising awareness on the dangers of plastic bags in our oceans will be a key target for the Ministry of Fisheries this year.
Minister for Fisheries, Semi Koroilavesau says through the Government they have been trying to generate awareness with adults and it has not been successful.
Build-boards and announcements about the danger of plastic in the water, has not really had an impact.
Hence this year they will introduce this in schools and maybe they can get an influence on the impact about plastics in our oceans and children can talk about it and raise awareness with parents, uncles, aunties and in the community.
Meanwhile, over 100 volunteers gathered over the weekend at Wailoaloa Beach for a beach clean resulting in the local community collecting dozens of bags loads of rubbish.
Two skip loads were filled and dozens of bags weighing hundreds of kilos was collected and taken away for sorting and recycling.