Fishing for Energy Expands to Florida at Black Point Marina for Marine Debris Collection





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Uploaded on Aug 9, 2011

Fishing for Energy, a unique partnership of organizations working to clean up oceans, expanded to Florida with the Black Point marina in Miami as the first harbor to join the initiative in the state. On July 16, volunteers collected over 1.17 tons of marine debris such as derelict crab pots as well as other debris in the bay that was sent for recycling and energy recovery at Covanta Dade Renewable Energy, an Energy-from-Waste facility in Doral, FL owned by Miami-Dade County.

In addition, a donation of approximately $15,000 was presented to Florida Sea Grant Extension Program (http://www.flseagrant.org/) to support marine programs at the University of Florida and other institutions in the state.
This past June, FFE announced that the program had collected 1.1 million pounds of old fishing gear and marine debris since its inception in 2008.

Fishing for Energy is a partnership among Covanta Energy Corporation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program, and Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.



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