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Marine debris litters picnic spots

SCC Acting Chief Executive Officer Bijay Chand says the removal of the marine debris is a strenuous exercise, but the SCC’s team is working to remove it.
30 Apr 2019 10:39
Marine debris litters picnic spots
Rubbish that was swept in by the current during the rainy weather pilled up by the sea walls at Suva Point on April 29, 2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Large deposits of marine debris have piled up at popular picnic areas such as the Suva Point foreshore and the Suva City Council (SCC) has assured the public that it is working on its removal.

SCC Acting Chief Executive Officer Bijay Chand says the removal of the marine debris is a strenuous exercise, but the SCC’s team is working to remove it.

He said because of the bad weather and the accompanying rough seas over the past three weeks, large deposits of marine debris had washed ashore at places such as Suva Point.

“This is something which is done by an act of nature,” Mr Chand said.

“Starting last weekend when the weather improved a little we moved in to organise some clean ups, but because of the large magnitude of litter, it will take a fair bit of time.”

Rubbish that was swept in by the current during the rainy weather pilled up at the sea walls at Suva point on April 29,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

Rubbish that was swept in by the current during the rainy weather pilled up at the sea walls at Suva point on April 29,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

 

Rubbish that was swept in by the current during the rainy weather pilled up at the sea walls at Suva point on April 29,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

Rubbish that was swept in by the current during the rainy weather pilled up at the sea walls at Suva point on April 29,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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