Karsten Filsø, the current president of KIMO International, visited the Shetland Islands at the end of August 2016. Karsten used this opportunity to meet with the International Secretariat which proved to be productive for all parties involved and served to clarify KIMO’s main areas of focus for the upcoming months.
The KIMO president delivered a presentation at a meeting of the Shetland Islands Council where he thanked the council for their ongoing support of KIMO and highlighted some of KIMO’s recent successes. The presentation was well received.
During an interview by BBC Radio Shetland, Mr Filsø stressed how important it is to get fishermen on board in the fight against marine pollution since their lives and livelihoods are entwined with the health of the oceans. He reminded listeners of KIMO’s Fishing for Litter scheme which allows fishermen to land for free any marine litter that gets caught in their nets. An excerpt of the radio interview appears below. Anyone wanting to know more about Fishing for Litter should get in touch using the contact form.