It is no secret that marine debris is an issue worldwide. Spend any time on Facebook and you will find viral videos of people saving sea animals from the plastic wrapped around their bodies or animal’s stomachs filled with marine debris. Over at Oceanside Harbor in California, they have been working on cleaning marine debris by installing four Marina Trash Skimmers throughout the marina.
I sat down for an interview with the inventor of the Marina Trash Skimmer (MTS) recently in order to give you a better understanding of the product and the man who created it. He has a lot to teach us about this incredible product and the need for action.
MAI: Let’s start with introductions. What is your name and where are you from?
LP: My name is Louis Pasoz and I’m from San Clemente, California.
MAI: What was your inspiration to create the Marina Trash Skimmer (MTS)?
LP: I love surfing; I would go regardless of the weather. One day, I went surfing after a storm and I saw debris everywhere. I decided I wanted to do something about it. I devoted myself to cleaning up the ocean.
We recently came across a great article by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA). It is an interview they conducted with Clean Ocean Access, a group dedicated to eliminating marine debris, about the Marina Trash Skimmer. At Marina Accessories we are always excited to hear about the community interest in our skimmer and the organizations that are using it to make a real difference. Give it a read and be sure to let us know if you would like more information, enjoy!
18 FEB-DOING OUR PART TO COMBAT MARINE DEBRIS: AN INTERVIEW WITH CLEAN OCEAN ACCESS
Marine debris is a problem, and we all know it. A short walk along the beach puts you in contact with the evidence: plastic bottles and bags, food containers, fishing line, and more litter. But few of us may realize just how devastating this problem is.