Citizen Science Projects
What is Citizen Science?
Citizen science uses the collective strength of individuals in the community to collect data for scientists to analyse results. In collaboration we can make new discoveries and understand and solve environmental issues.
Fish Feed Bag Citizen Science Research Project
This summer there has been a high volume of industrial size fish feed bags reported both in the sea and washing up on the beaches around HK. Plastic Free Seas has teamed up with HKU Environmental Geochemistry & Oceanography Research Group to investigate this issue.
We are asking the public to help with documenting these occurrences. When you are out by the sea, cleaning beaches, doing water sports or hiking along the coast, if you come across these empty bags, please let us know by taking pictures and filling in the following google form. This information will give us a better understanding of the scope of the problem, help to determine the source of this pollution, as well as create baseline data for future reference.
Photo credit: Living Lamma
Fish Feed Bag Findings
Every two weeks the information from submitted google forms will be reported.
Find out which brands are the most commonly found, how many we are finding and which locations around Hong Kong are the most polluted by these plastic sacks! Click on the images below for a larger view.
Did You Know?
Fish Food bags have been washing up on Hong Kong beaches in significant quantities at various times of the year for many years, but this is the first time any data on these polluting items has been collected.
Did You Know?
The more information we can collect from different parts of Hong Kong about Fish Feed bags, the more likely we will be able to work out source points and stop these sacks from being dumped in our waterways. Join us!