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19 Feb 2018 Blog, Events, News

We are proud to present our results of the last five years! To date Healthy Seas collected 375 tons, that’s 826.000 pounds of nets and lost fishing gear with the help of divers and fishermen. Many marine animals have been rescued and many cases of trapped animals we have prevented. This amount of nets equals […]

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10 Feb 2018 Blog, Events, News

Yesterday about 12 tons of waste fishing nets were transported to recycling from the Netherlands, thanks to the fishermen in Den Oever. Healthy Seas is collecting waste fishing nets from Den Oever since the start of our initiative in 2013. Until today about 74 tons of old fishing nets have been collected by these fishermen […]

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31 Jan 2018 Blog, Events, News

Our Ghost Fishing Greece divers kicked off the year with a successful diving trip on 27-28 January. Everything went perfect and the team managed to remove a big piece of ghost net from the shipwreck “Stymfalia” in the Gulf of Corinth in Greece. The net was dangerous for marine life. Millions of animals, including sharks, […]

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29 Jan 2018 Blog, Events, News

This year the world’s greatest boat & water sports show took place between 20-28 January. Boot Düsseldorf set records this year: 1,923 exhibitors from 68 different countries presented yachts, boats and accessories for all water sports activities on 220,000 square metres of stand space. Messe Düsseldorf CEO Werner M. Dornscheidt: “These figures are unique in […]

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17 Jan 2018 Blog, Events, News

We just finished two busy and successful days in London, participating at the Fashion SVP event on 16-17 January. The public and the industry showed great interest in the Healthy Seas initiative and the sustainable socks, which are produced by one of our founding partner, Star Sock. The socks are made of ECONYL® yarn (which is […]

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07 Dec 2017 Blog, Events, News

Last year Healthy Seas partner MEDASSET organized in a Greece a Fashion Design Competition and Exhibition. The garments designed and presented in the exhibition have all been created by students and recent graduates of the Fashion Department of AKTO College of Art and Design. They were finalists in the competition “Healthy Seas: A Journey from […]

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23 Nov 2017 Blog, Events, News

Last year Healthy Seas partner MEDASSET organized in a Greece a Fashion Design Competition and Exhibition. The garments designed and presented in the exhibition have all been created by students and recent graduates of the Fashion Department of AKTO College of Art and Design. They were finalists in the competition “Healthy Seas: A Journey from […]

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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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