2022 | Chile | Water issue adressed: Too dirty

Using human hair filters in small scale fishing boats to capture hydrocarbon residuein “achique” maneuvers 2nd Stage

Oil spills can cause serious damage to resources in the fisheries and aquaculture sector through physical contamination, toxic effects on fish and shellfish stocks and business interruption. In some cases, effective protection measures and cleanup can prevent or minimize damage. As a result of this, the ideas of looking for possible solutions arise. This is how our research tries to contribute to the ecosystem, capturing the hydrocarbons present on the Caldera coast, with the use of human hair filters (F.C.H.) in artisanal fishing boats.

Ania Andersch
Programme manager
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