ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — To give back to the community and promote environmental health during Earth Month, employees from SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood (seapak.com) and Morey’s Fine Fish & Seafood (moreys.com) teamed up with Ocean Conservancy for a Coastal Cleanup at Massengale Park on Thursday, April 27.
The cleanup took place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the waterfront park, 1350 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, GA. SeaPak and Morey’s employees picked up 35 pounds of trash during the event, part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® program.
Last year, a public beach cleanup on St. Simons Island led by SeaPak and Morey’s during National Ocean Month in June collected and removed 47 pounds of trash from local shores.
“Being good environmental stewards is critically important to all of us at SeaPak and Morey’s,” said Ciera Womack, Director of Marketing, Seafood, for the Consumer Brands Division of Rich’s, parent company of SeaPak and Morey’s. “A healthy Earth — including its oceans and beaches — is beneficial to all, and we’re proud to partner with Ocean Conservancy to help keep our local and international waterways clean and pristine.”
“Plastic pollution is one of the most visible and most prolific threats facing our ocean,” said Allison Schutes, Director of the International Coastal Cleanup® (ICC) at Ocean Conservancy. “In addition to being one of the most immediate ways individuals can make a difference on the ocean plastic problem, I’ve seen firsthand through hundreds of ICC events the way that cleanups inspire volunteers to do more beyond that day to act on plastic pollution. We’re pleased to partner with SeaPak and Morey’s for this cleanup and look forward to working together in the future.”
SeaPak has been using coastal-inspired recipes to make great-tasting shrimp and seafood for nearly 75 years. The company is committed to helping busy families reduce stress by producing quality seafood products that inspire confidence both in and out of the kitchen. The trusted name for delicious seafood products since 1948, SeaPak today produces America’s No. 1-selling retail frozen shrimp brand within the specialty seafood category. SeaPak is highly regarded within the seafood industry for its adherence to the utmost in quality standards and for its commitment to resource management. Learn more about the brand at seapak.com.
Since 1937, Morey’s has been making high-quality fish and seafood products, putting an emphasis on quality and flavor. Morey’s products include premium fillets paired with chef-inspired marinades and more. Morey’s is committed to the rigorous standards that define the highest levels of sustainability certification, to ensure consumer trust in and loyalty to both Morey’s and our retail partners. Above all, Morey’s remains dedicated to providing a delicious, easy-to-enjoy array of fish and seafood, wherever you live, however you like it. For more information, visit moreys.com.