Our Vision

Sea plastic - pick it up.

 
 

Our Mission is to empower subsistence fishermen to engage in collecting shoreline plastic as part of their catch.

Fishing for Plastic is a grass roots non-profit organization committed to cleaning up coastlines. Our Mission is to empower subsistence fishermen to engage in harvesting beach plastic as part of their catch.

The concept is simple. Fishermen will receive monetary compensation in exchange for harvested beach plastic. This is beneficial for both the environment and the communities that depend on the sea for their livelihood. Monetizing the plastic is the solution to getting it collected from the local shorelines. We encourage the concept of stewardship in coastal communities by empowering the fishermen who live there to become part of the solution. Our commitment is to have a pilot project underway in the Abacos, Bahamas in 2019.

 

Bill Atherholt
Founder