Narc working with a range of partners have worked extensively to raise awareness of marine litter and its impacts. Some examples are provided below but also include Xray, Animal Detectives and numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Please also visit the videos page for more information.
BBC The One Show
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 the impacts. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped pull this together and a big thanks to the super friendly BBC team who made our bit easy. Miranda and Dave made great clean-up buddy pair and we will make sure she gets a NARC T-shirt (in purple) as promised!
BBC UK National News
NARCs clean up diving was covered on the BBC National UK news at One and across all BBC media formats. check out the coverage here A fantastic way to raise awareness of what we do and the impacts of marine litter!
BBC Radio 4 Costing the Earth
2014 saw us joined by BBC Radio 4. After one of the most spectacular summers for what seems like years it actually rained! Miranda Krestovnikoff and the Costing the Earth team dived into the waters of Wales’ only Marine Nature Reserve to broadcast from 14 metres down. A big thanks to all the volunteers, Radio 4 for covering the day and Andy for spotting all our divers inbetween the waves! To listen to the Radio coverage click here.
NARCs clean up diving was covered on the BBC National UK news the Newsround website here. A fantastic way to raise awareness of what we do and the impacts of marine litter to the younger generation!
We were really pleased to be involved with Plastic Oceans http://www.plasticoceans.net/ which is a global project looking at the impacts of plastic in our seas. Plastic Oceans joined 4 volunteers on a clean-up of Skomer MNR with a blue sky and good viz making things much brighter than our last clean-up dive. 30 plus weights, line, hooks, bottles and cans were bagged in a quick dive.
NARCs clean up diving was covered on the BBC’s popular Countryfile programme in 2017. The piece covered angling litter and how NARC and the Welsh Federation of Angling Coaches have worked together to help reduce tackle loss by producing leaflets and tips.
The Wild UK programme focusing on UK seas highlighted our work in 2017.
Sky News and Sky Ocean Rescue
NARC has worked to raise awareness of marine litter with the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign which has included reporters joining us on the boat to a live slot on Sky News.