In collaboration with the Yemeni Focal Point (Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)) PERSGA organized a national workshop on marine litter management in April 2014 in Hodeida, Yemen. Holding of this workshop aimed to show the results of the baseline visual assessment surveys on litter scattering along the Yemeni Red Sea beaches, discuss the suitable management for such litter and propose most appropriate beach sites to be included within a regional marine litter. These surveys covered about 25 beach sites from northern (Medi) to southern (Bab Al-Madab Strait) areas along the Yemeni Red Sea to assess the cover percentages, categories and sources of marine litter.
The workshop was held within the framework of the regional strategy for marine litter management. It was opened by Mr. Hedra Al-Jahma’a, Governor Deputy Assistant for Hodiedah Governorate, in presence of Mr. Anwar Al-Hamairi, Chairman Deputy of the EPA, and Mr. Zaher Al-Agwan, PERSGA representative and regional coordinator of the marine litter program. About twenty-five participants, including decision makers such as relevant general directors of the EPA branches and directors of local cleaning and development trust fund, attended the workshop.
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden