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16 Nov 2017 Blog, News

Ghost nets in the seas can continue to create problems not only for marine wildlife but also local communities and fishermen: It places significant costs on them through lost fishing time and damage to active nets. Ghost nets keep fishing uncontrolled and lead to unnecessary catch of fish stocks, so it’s also a loss for […]

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05 Nov 2017 Blog, Events, News, Video

Diving at the North Sea is not easy… in many ways. Often our diving trips are cancelled due to bad weather just before the action could take place. A group of enthusiastic volunteer divers are continuously preparing and scheduling trips, but whether they can leave the harbour or not is always a question. This weekend […]

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13 Nov 2017 Blog, Events, News, Video

This weekend, on 18-19 November our divers in Greece will return to the Corinthian Gulf for more ghost net removal. In July, the Ghost Fishing Greece divers removed big amount of ghost nets around 40m length and about 400kg from a shipwreck. The recovered nets were creating not only a death trap for all kinds […]

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06 Nov 2017 Blog, Events, News, Press, Video

On 5-6 October 2017, global leaders were 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. Healthy Seas and its partners were organizing various side events in Malta, […]

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30 Oct 2017 Blog, Events, News, Press, Video

This week 550 school children at De Trinoom primary school in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, are learning about plastic pollution, ghost nets, sea turtles and much more…! The programme started today with interactive presentations and games and will finish on Friday with an information market. The children can “breath together” with our divers, try their equipment […]

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26 Oct 2017 Blog, News, Press

We are very pleased to have a new partner SALT Clothing on board, a sustainable brand designed in Milan and Made in Italy with the regenerated ECONYL® yarn. The fishnets collected by Healthy Seas are brought into the ECONYL® regeneration system, in which they are transformed into new, high-quality ECONYL® yarn. “There are several important initiatives […]

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23 Oct 2017 Blog, News, Press

A warm welcome to our new partner SAGE LAROCK, a sustainable luxury brand that stands for positive change and for gorgeous swimwear made with the regenerated ECONYL® yarn. The fishnets collected by Healthy Seas are brought into the ECONYL® regeneration system, in which they are transformed into new, high-quality ECONYL® yarn. “There is something very satisfying […]

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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

On 10 October 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 […]

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