After a successful week of workshops in the Volvo Ocean Race village in Abu Dhabi, the Lulu Fish was finally completed. Lulu means pearl in Arabic, and given that the beach cleaning session took place on Lulu Island, the name of our new fish is very fitting.
In order to continue spreading our message based around the importance of keeping our oceans clean, a prime exhibition space was always going to be key. And we’re delighted that Jacqui Smith and Joao Parrinha managed to find such a perfect location to display the fish. The location in question is the National Shipping Company (NGSCO), whose mission is to carry out the safe, efficient and environmentally responsive transportation of sea cargo. Ali Al-Yabhouni, Chief Executive Officer, took a personal interest in the Skeleton Sea Project, as well as the Keep the Oceans Clean program at the Volvo Ocean Race. The CEO kindly offered a fantastic display space in the NGSCO main entrance hallway, where it will now be exhibited behind a specially made glass vitrine. Special thanks to NGSCO, and all the children and volunteers who helped to create the Lulu Fish, as well as all those who took part in the beach cleaning session on Lulu Island.