Mogache Baina: Local watersports association unveils its website

The Goan Network | JUNE 10, 2024, 02:07 AM IST


In a bid to promote responsible and sustainable tourism, the Baina Water Sports Association (BWSA) launched its official website during the ‘Mogache Baina’ campaign meeting at Ravindra Baina, Vasco. The event, which saw the participation of notable figures including former MLA Carlos Almeida and former Minister Jose Philip D’Souza, aimed to address pressing issues concerning Baina Beach’s environmental and social landscape.

The brainchild behind the campaign and website launch, Carlos Almeida, expressed his vision of transforming Baina Beach into a model destination for Goa. His plans include initiating cleanliness drives, raising awareness about sustainable tourism practices, and improving infrastructure to support responsible tourism and community welfare.

During the meeting, discussions centred on various initiatives, including beach cleanups, awareness campaigns, and infrastructure development. The campaign’s primary objective is to foster a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable environment at Baina Beach, aligning with global sustainable tourism goals.

Key participants at the meeting included representatives from Mormugao Launch Owners Association, Mormugao Municipal Council, Drishti Marine, and several NGOs. They addressed critical issues such as the impact on coral reefs and threats to marine life like dolphins and turtles.

Almeida stressed the importance of community involvement in protecting the coastline, islands, and marine life. The BWSA outlined a comprehensive plan that includes waste management, beach and island cleanups, underwater cleanups, and awareness campaigns targeting tourists and operators.

The association’s proactive approach aims to ensure the long-term viability of water sports operations while preserving Goa’s natural beauty. With an emphasis on education, training, and sustainable practices, the “Mogache Baina” campaign strives to make Baina Beach a shining example of responsible tourism in Goa.

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