Our Marine Conservation Projects in Ao Nang and Krabi include:
Abandoned Fishing Nets removal
Because it’s easier and cheaper to cut a stuck fishing net off on the surface then to dive down and cut it out of the entangled Corals. Abandoned Fishing nets are a huge problem for the reef due to post entanglement and killing of marine life. Our underwater cleanup projects include removing such abandoned fishing nets from our Corals and reefs. Come and join the Team of our Marine Conservation Projects Ao Nang Krabi and do your part to build a future.
Fighting against Over-fishing and illegal fishing:
25% of all the world’s fish stocks are either over-exploited or depleted. Another 52% is fully exploited, these are in imminent danger of over-exploitation (maximum sustainable production level) and collapse. This means a total of almost 80% of the world’s fisheries are fully- or over-exploited, depleted, or in a state of collapse.
Worldwide about 90% of the stocks of large predatory fish are already gone.
We are losing species as well as entire ecosystems, as a result the overall ecological unity of our oceans are under stress and at risk of collapse.
Collecting Ocean Plastic underwater (Debris Dives)
There is 6x more plastic in the water than plankton! Broken down to such small segments that our naked eye can’t see it!
So eating Fish is healthy isn’t it? At least that’s what the Medias are telling us to do!
Think again then, here are some facts about plastic
- Tons of plastic fragments like grocery bags, straws and soda bottles—are carried into the Ocean every day. 10 tons in LA alone!
- Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
- 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.
- Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
- We currently recover only 5% of the plastics we produce.
- It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade if at does at all…
Surface Cleanup Collecting Rubbish:
We humans produce such a huge amount of rubbish, per person about 2.2 kg every single day.
2.2 kg x 8billion people x 365 days = 5.8 billion tons of rubbish.
We humans already throw an estimated 8.1 Mio. tons of rubbish in the oceans every year! Come and join the Team of our Marine Conservation Projects Ao Nang Krabi and do your part to build a future.
Coral Propagation is a Method to increase the Coral growth and gain new Marine Life Habitat. You’ll learn everything about Coral Propagation in your Marine Conservation Projects in Ao Nang Krabi
Permanent Anchor Buoy installing and maintaining
The big problem on our reefs without permanent anchor ropes Boats throwing their own Anchors into the reef and destroying Corals.
Boats want to stay as close as possible to the reefs and therefore throw their own anchor into the water and often on to corals which do get destroyed.
But it’s not only throwing the anchor it’s also the dragging of the boat due to waves and current where the anchor drags over the ground and takes corals with it and kills them.
Ropes are magnets for fishing nets due to the barnacles growing on them so if not removed and cleaned up from the barnacles the rope would be to heavy and sink! Our Volunteers from the Marine Conservation Projects do a great work maintaining them.
We do install and maintain permanent anchor ropes with buoys so boats can hook onto them, but they often get cut off due to fisherman can use them for their fishing net or sometimes are ripped off due to wind waves and tear. Unfortunately this is costing a lot of money. We do teach the boat drivers but that’s not as easy as it sounds…
We need the Ocean it protects us!
We live in such abundance that we don’t see it anymore! So much food, water, electric…..etc. all the time.
So whats the solution to this? What can you do from home to help Marine Conservation Projects? Here are some tips.
- Buy fish once a week (not 5 times).
- Eat fish from sustainable resources know where and how it has been caught! https://www.mcsuk.org/goodfishguide/search
- Lower your own standards and carbon footprint.
- Turn off the water while soaping under the shower.
- Turn off lights which are not needed.
- Leave your car at home and take a walk or a bicycle.
- Don’t go to the Gym by car and then sit on the bike.
- Do not throw your rubbish over board or on the side of the street eventually it’ll end in our Oceans.
- If you have to use Plastic, use reusable Plastic containers
- Bring your own jute Bag to the Market
- Don’t eat sharkfin soup
- Watch our recommended Documentaries listed on our Homepage link below.
- Join us as a Volunteer and our Marine Conservation Projects in Ao Nang Krabi.
- Support us by your Donation to PayPal:
- Support our Marine Life Conservation Projects with your Bitcoin Donation – Wallet Address: 3LrhNUC7F2KFpRM2oG1pXmZgcyrYQJJuEW
What Marine Conservation Projects Ao Nang does:
- Educating our divers, students and guests!
- We sell our Best of underwater pictures and merchandise; All income goes towards Marine Conservation Projects Ao Nang! Have a look at http://dani-sasse.de/shop and please support us by your Donation to PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Artificial reefs are great because they not only protect the fish from fisher nets they also reproduce quicker as well. Corals can hook onto the artificial reef quiet easily.
- Rescued and injured Fish and Turtle rehabilitation & release.
- Replanting of knocked over Corals by anchor or humans stand on them.
- Coral Propagation project.
- Setting permanent anchor buoys so Boats not have to throw their anchor anymore.
- Debris Dives
- Underwater cleanup Dives
- Beach cleanups
- Fighting for proper Fishing laws in the Marine National Park.