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UPSEA PROJECT GHANA

WASTE = VALUE = INCOME = IMPACT

Our social enterprise consists of providing a new source of income for the fishermen - collectors of abandoned plastic fishnets. The objective is to raise awareness about Ocean contamination, have an environmental impact and reward the collectors financially for their contribution. The program involves hundreds of fishermen per region and aims at collecting 500 Kgs of marine plastic per day.

BRIGHT is leading the UPSEA PROJECT in Ghana. Fishing, which involves 10% of the Ghanaians population has been seriously damaged by the plastic contamination of the fishing waters and coastal areas. We have deployed in 5 main fishing areas involving hundreds of fishing families: Upper Volta - Krachi, Lower Volta - Oti, Eastern Region - Keta Lagoon, Accra Region - Nigo, Central Region - Cape Coast. 

10% of the population depends directly from fishing activities in Ghana. The sector has been seriously damaged plastic contamination. UPSEA PROJECT has a direct positive financial impact on the communities, while cleaning the environment from plastic waste.