Educational exhibition travels the coast of Poland
An educational exhibition showing the environmental problems associated with cod fishing in the Baltic Sea, the management of fish resources and the issue of illegal fishing, is touring the coast of Poland.
The exhibition aims at informing the Polish public about the declining cod stock in the Baltic as a result of overfishing and hopes to increase the awareness of the harm done by illegal fishing.
The organization Green Federation GAJA (Federacja Zielonych GAJA) presents this educational exhibition as a part of a larger project; the monitoring of the Polish system for controlling fishing in the Baltic Sea, with the objective of building public opposition to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Baltic Sea and to the existence of an illegal fish market.
By visiting coastal towns and cities in Poland the exhibition reaches a large number of people, with a good response so far. The mobile exhibition consists of screens illustrating the problems associated with cod fishing in a pedagogic and simple way. Leaflets are distributed and the opportunity to “draw your own cod” attracts many families with children. While the kids are busy coloring a gray cod made of paper their parents look at the exhibition.
The tour started in April and will finish in October when it will be possible for interested entities to borrow the exhibition free of charge.
The exhibition is part of a larger public information and educational campaign by Green Federation Gaja to promote the protection of the Baltic cod stock. Other activities include actions directed at media to create public opinion and debate in Poland.
For further information contact Green Federation GAJA (Federacja Zielonych GAJA) at www.gajanet.pl.