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16 Oct 2017 Blog

Healthy Seas facilitates information exchange and cooperation between Greek and Dutch fishery schools in order to achieve higher level of sustainability in the fishing sector. At the end of September, we organized various meetings and a field trip in the Netherlands with the involvement of Enaleia, the first fisheries schools of Greece established in February […]

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11 Oct 2017 Blog, Events, News, Press

Yesterday over 13 tons of waste fishing nets were transported to recycling from Greece, thanks to DIOPAS, a new partner of Healthy Seas in Greece. This major step marks the start of cooperation to bring the old fishing nets from Greek fishermen and fish farmers into the recycling process and so to ensure that as […]

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28 Sep 2017 Blog, Events, News, Press

On 5-6 October 2017, global leaders are invited in Malta to commit to new actions to ensure sustainable fisheries, to mitigate climate change impacts, to announce new marine protected areas and to fight marine pollution in the framework of the ‘Our Ocean’ conference: http://www.ourocean2017.org Healthy Seas is organizing various side events in Malta, linked to […]

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16 Sep 2017 Blog

We did our part today for the International Coastal Cleanup Day at the North Sea! 30kg of litter has been picked up from the beach in 1 hour. And the catch of the day… we even found some shark egg capsules! Saturday September 16th was the International Coastal Cleanup Day run by the Ocean Conservancy. […]

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19 Sep 2017 Blog, Events, News

Thanks to our partners in Greece MEDASSET-Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles and the Greek fisheries school Enaleia, this week fishermen in four islands are learning about marine litter, ghost nets, recycling, circular economy, ECONYL® and the solution what Healthy Seas offers. Awareness raising is key for change! Healthy Seas is not only focusing […]

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12 Sep 2017 Blog, Events, News

What an amazing diving trip we had near Salamina island, Greece last week! On 2-3 September together with Ghost Fishing and and Ghost Fishing Greece divers, we removed huge amount of ghost nets from the “Aghios Markos” shipwreck and released a few entangled marine animals, thus made the seas a cleaner and safer place. Many […]

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11 Aug 2017 Blog, Events, News

Our Greek divers headed in July to a group of islets known as the Lichadonisia. The area is a hotspot for biodiversity and proposed to be part of the NATURA 2000 network in the future, since the highly endangered Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is also living in this area. Check out this nice rapportage […]

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10 Aug 2017 Blog, Events, News

Our partner Bracenet joined us at the North Sea diving trip last weekend, 6 August, and helped to recover some nasty ghost nets. Many thanks for everyone involved! In about 4 weeks there will be new Bracenets available for you in the online shop at www.bracenet.net. Stay tuned! The unique wristbands are made of the […]

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08 Aug 2017 Blog, Events, News

On Saturday, 5 August Ghost Fishing UK team members were joined by Healthy Seas, Milliken and Aquafil to clean up the popular wreck of the James Eagan Layne in Plymouth, UK. The team showed up at various stages of Friday midnight, exhausted after their work and journeys but showed incredible commitment to have the boat […]

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04 Aug 2017 Blog, News

According to a joint report by the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation) and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), an estimated 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are left in our oceans each year, accounting for one-tenth of all marine litter. These nets, sometimes called “ghost nets”, can often be found on and around shipwrecks. […]

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