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31 May 2015 Blog, Events, News

The ECNC Group and the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) together with MEDASSET (Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles), Aquafil and Nofir held a workshop at the European Maritime Day 2015 entitled “Innovative business models for marine litter in Europe”. The growing threat of marine litter and derelict fishing gear […]

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29 Apr 2015 Blog, Events, News, Press

It is not common to see a red scorpionfish in the shallow waters of the Adriatic Sea, but there he was struggling to be saved from the fishing net where he was trapped. This adventure started long before the meeting with our Scorpion fish friend. It started nearly 2 years ago when  Healthy Seas was in […]

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11 May 2015 Blog, Events

Marine litter, in particular derelict fishing gear, is a growing environmental threat, posing risks to wildlife and humans and impacting crucial economic sectors, such as fisheries and the maritime sector. This year, the European Maritime Day will focus on the role of ports and coasts as gateways to maritime growth, addressing job creation, sustainability and […]

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07 May 2015 Blog, Events, News

On April 30th, Healthy Seas met with students at the A.Volta middle school in Ancona, Italy to explain how the initiative works and to talk about the collaboration with local fishermen at Ancona Harbor and DeFishGear. Maria Giovanna Sandrini from Aquafil explained the dangers of ghostnets and why it is important to recover them and […]

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20 Nov 2014 Events, News, Press

From November 13-14, 2014, Healthy Seas attended and supported the inaugural roundtable meeting of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Organized by World Animal Protection, the roundtable meeting brought together UN agencies, industry leaders and non-governmental organizations to address the growing issue of ghost gear in oceans. The initiative aims to achieve […]

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16 Oct 2014 Events, News, Press

With the Port of Ancona promoted as national ‘collection point’ and trawl vessels becoming involved for the benefit of the environment, the Adriatic Sea becomes a pioneer throughout the Mediterranean for the recovery and regeneration of abandoned fishing nets lying on the seabed. This initiative is made possible thanks to a unique partnership between researchers, […]

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04 Jun 2014 Events

We are at the Green Week this week, which theme – Circular Economy; saving resources, creating jobs – perfectly matches our Healthy Seas mission. During the opening session on Tuesday 3 June, EU Commissioner for Environment Janez Potocnik strongly pointed out that the “circular economy will be the great innovation challenge for the next decade”. […]

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13 May 2014 Events

To ensure the sustainable management of marine litter, in particular abandoned fishing nets, in the Adriatic Sea, Healthy Seas and DeFishGear project joined forces at the end of April 2014. While preparing to clean up derelict fishing gear from all reefs and some selected wrecks, the two organizations are also working to raise awareness and […]

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14 May 2014 Events

On 14 May 2014, the official Belgium Healthy Seas kick off took place in Ostend, during a press event “Together towards a waste free North Sea”, organized by the Foundation for Sustainable Fisheries Development (Stichting voor Duurzame Visserijontwikkeling), together with Healthy Seas, WasteFreeOceans, Ecodivers Belgium and other partners. Vice Prime Minister of Belgium, also Minister […]

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06 Mar 2014 Events

If we don’t have healthy seas and oceans, we won’t have productive ecosystems. There is enough knowledge and policy available. It’s time to take action! These were the key messages of the “Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystem” (HOPE) conference where the Healthy Seas Initiative was also represented. The conference was organized by the European Commission […]

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28 Feb 2014 Events

On 3-4 March 2014 the Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems (HOPE) Conference takes place in Brussels. It will bring together all those working with or in relation to the European marine environment and will provide them with the opportunity to discuss progress made over the past 5 years, the problems that still remain and the solutions […]

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