When most people think about beach trash, they envision the rare plastic bag, glass bottle, cigarette butt or leftover beach supply. It’s something locals shake their heads about and (sometimes) throw away on their way out. It’s a bit rude, a bit lazy – but by no means…

Read more: Ocean Sole Africa turns ugly flip flop into colorful art

It is 8.10 am. The tide is low in Bodo village nestled in a bay on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Kwale County on Kenya’s South Coast.

Artisanal fishermen are busy fixing their nets and cleaning and repairing their dhows in preparation for another night…

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A scientific paper for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy has found that, with better management and technological innovation, the ocean could provide over six times more food than it does today.



A scientific paper called ‘The Future of Food from the Sea’ has been…

Read more: The ocean is uniquely positioned to contribute to food security, says paper

Artists collect and clean washed-up flip-flops, then shape and carve the material into pieces of art. The proceeds provide steady income for about 130 Kenyan residents and go to beach cleanups, vocational/educational programs and conservation efforts.



Longtime Ponte Vedra Beach resident and global entrepreneur Erin Smith has returned…

Read more: Kenya-based enterprise that transforms flip-flop pollution into art launches in Ponte Vedra Beach

The conservancy urges all concerned citizens, environmental activists, conservancy organisations and fishermen to attend.



The Umbango River Conservancy (URC) will hold its seventh annual general meeting at Gate Ministries in Port Shepstone this Saturday, November 16 at 2pm.

The guest speaker is Brent Addison. Mr Addison, one of…

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More than 640,000 tonnes of nets, lines, pots and traps used in commercial fishing are dumped and discarded in the sea every year, according to the United Nations (UN). That's roughly the same weight as 55,000 double-decker buses. All of the equipment left in the water is known…

Read more: Ocean plastic: Abandoned fishing nets are endangering marine animals