- In 2020, thanks to the placement of bio fences, they prevented more than 120 tons of garbage from ending up in the ocean.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, February 18, 2020. The ocean drives the world systems that make the Earth a habitable place for humans. Our rain, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe is provided and regulated by the sea. Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
One of Pesca Azteca‘s main commitments is to care for and protect the environment, particularly the ocean, due to the nature of its activities. Therefore, it presents the results of one of its most important environmental projects.
Almost 2 years ago, Pesca Azteca made the donation of 2 bio-fences made in an artisanal way with nets from its fishing work, seeking to prevent the garbage from reaching the sea and damaging the species that inhabit it. These bio-fences were placed in strategic points of exits to the sea that have resulted in the containment of more than 120 tons of garbage during 2020. With the support and leadership of the environmentalist Sofía Trejo and local residents, these bio-fences are cleaned by sending the waste extracted to the corresponding authorities for their correct handling.
With this initiative, Pesca Azteca seeks to fulfill its commitment to sustainably protect marine and coastal ecosystems from land pollution, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 of the UN Global Compact.