The weather is beautiful. This afternoon, we have an appointment at 3:30 p.m. with the chief engineer of the Société de Pêche de Sainte Marie.

We need his advice on a slight noise in the engine. Chef Paul reassures us, nothing serious, this is good news.

This evening we are having dinner with a friend from Reunion who has been working at Sainte Marie for 3 years.

There, we meet a friend of hers who has been a diving instructor for 8 months in a hotel on the west coast.

She shares with us her disappointment at the richness of the seabed at Sainte Marie Island and the presence of significant quantities of plastics in the reef area.

It is urgent to set up a waste treatment system in Sainte Marie. Indeed, the island does not have a garbage collection service or waste storage, which poses a big problem, especially with plastic.

The will to remedy this problem is real, but as is often the case in Madagascar, the means and infrastructure are lacking. We have come to try to mobilize the major players of the island and its inhabitants in order to find lasting solutions. The TCO cooperates in this sense with the Urban Commune of Ste Marie.