The volunteers of Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners, who carry out regular underwater clean up dives off the coast of Pembrokeshire, have inspired diving enthusiasts in Greece to follow suit.
Loutraki Divers was born out of a google search by diving experts Chrysanthos Chormpas and George Spyropoulos from Greece. To thank Neptune’s Army for the [...]
Pembrokeshire Coast Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners initiative shortlisted for the Campaign for National Parks Park Protector of the Year Award. Cleaning the seabed of rubbish and removing discarded fishing equipment to enhance our marine environment have been recognised in this year’s annual Campaign for National Parks Park Protector of the Year Award.
The Neptune’s Army [...]
NARC were honoured to be invited to the launch of Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) in London. The two day event brought together leading experts, including the United Nations Environment Programme, the Marine Stewardship Council, Young’s seafood and Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery to share their knowledge and expertise to ensure safer, cleaner oceans.
Mike Baker, Chief [...]
Working with World Animal Protection we left Dale at 8 AM with 10 volunteers on board. After yesterdays focus on fly-tipping we turned our intentions to lost commercial gear and headed North to meet up with some local fishermen who had knowledge of lost gear.
We split the team into “pot hunters and net hunters” [...]
We are pleased to announce that we have welcomed a new volunteer, Nicki Meharg.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Nicki has dived all over the world and having spent 20 years visiting Pembrokeshire, has now settled in Marloes. Qualified as a diving instructor, Nicki is passionate about the marine environment, which attracted her to the work [...]
Pembrokeshire based voluntary group Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners (NARC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this dive season. Founded in 2005 by local diver Dave Kennard, the army of volunteers has carried out hundreds of dives to help protect the coast of Pembrokeshire.
As well as the more common finds such as plastic bags, shopping trolleys, bikes, [...]
The volunteers of local dive group Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners (NARC) have teamed up with Folly Farm to educate visitors on the dangers of marine litter and the impact it can have on wildlife.
Based for a day at Penguin Coast at Folly Farm, a team of divers from the local voluntary group joined [...]
Underwater litter pickers get in the driver’s seat
Neptune Army of Rubbish Cleaners (NARC) has discovered a van at the bottom of the sea during the voluntary group’s recent dive off Hobbs Point.
As well as the barnacle covered Mitsubishi Colt, which is thought to have been down there for about six months, the divers [...]
NARC were chosen by BBC’s The One Show to be part of their Marine stories for 2013. This was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of marine litter and the work we do locally to try and help. Two days filming at Stackpole and Skomer hopefully gave the BBC team enough footage to highlight some of [...]
From an early cold April start it has been a pretty busy and successful year on the NARC front. Highlights have included 16 clean-up events stretching from the North to the South of Pembrokeshire, more details here http://www.narc-cc.org.uk/narc-in-action/2013-2/ We have also been delighted to link in with some fantastic projects along the way – Check out
- NARC joins forces with Loutraki Divers to help clean Greek seas
- Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners initiative shortlisted for the Campaign for National Parks Park Protector of the Year Award
- NARC invited to launch of Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) in London
- Narc working with World Animal Protection and local fisherman
- Neptune’s Army welcomes new volunteer
- Rubbish army celebrates 10 years of underwater cleaning
- Penguins join the litter army
- Underwater litter pickers get in the driver’s seat
- NARC raising awareness of marine litter on the BBCs One Show
- 2013 goes down a one of NARC’s best clean up years