Local participation key to World Ocean Day success

The 8th of June marked the global celebration of world ocean day with over 4000 people from around the country taking part


Charities clean coast and national spring clean have jointed forces to organise 230 cleans.
There was strong participation from the northwest with at least 50 volunteers collecting nearly 200kg of litter from across Sligo and 200 volunteers from Donegal collected over a tonne of litter

Nationally Marine litter collected reached a total of 22.5 tonnes


Olivia Jones, clean coasts officer for Sligo, Mayo and Donegal has been chatting to Ocean FM news about the success of the day.