Wednesday, 30 October 2013

PIB discharge banned!

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that regulates shipping decided to ban the discharge of high viscosity polyisobutylene (PIB) the horrid sticky substance that caused the death of over 4,000 seabirds off SW England in April this year.

Sea Champion Gemma James, who also volunteers for the Marine Wildlife Strandings Network, understands the significance of this step forward after she coordinated the collection of seventeen dead seabirds at Batten Bay's Big Beach Clean-up in April.

The ban follows lobbying by MCS and other environmental NGOs.

Sea Champion Gemma James collectning seabirds coated in PIB at Batten Bay earlier this year

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