29 Apr 2014 News

Saturday 26 April, the first Healthy Seas clean-up diving trip took place in the North Sea. The first shipwreck our professional volunteer divers visited, about 33 miles out in the open sea, was the ‘Chamber-pot wreck’. Because of the turbulent weather, resulting in big waves, five divers became seasick. Without them, the rest of the […]

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25 Apr 2014 News

This Saturday 26 April, the first clean-up diving trip of the year will take place in the Dutch North Sea. One of the activities of our Healthy Seas volunteer divers will be a visit to the ‘Pispottenwrak’, or Chamber-pot wreck, to recover its ghost fishing nets. As planned, divers will continue the battle against lost […]

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12 Mar 2014 News

Want to know how many fishing nets we recovered and where? Want to know our activities from last year? Here is a quick recap with our top results and activities in 2013. Hope you enjoy it!

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11 Mar 2014 News

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) exists to tackle animal cruelty across the globe. WSPA is currently developing a new international campaign to stop the entanglement of marine animals in ‘ghost’ fishing gear – nets, lines and traps that are abandoned, lost or discarded in our oceans. WSPA has set a campaign […]

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10 Mar 2014 News

Last week, Healthy Seas signed the partnership agreement with Generation Awake. Generation Awake is an awareness-raising campaign about resource efficiency. It is about using resources sustainably – doing more with less and minimising impacts on the environment – and about making the right choices to ensure a good quality of life, for generations to come. […]

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03 Mar 2014 News

The Healthy Seas new website has been launched today, March 3rd 2014. Almost a year ago Aquafil, the ECNC Group and Star Sock established the ‘Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear’ initiative. The main objective of the Healthy Seas initiative is to remove waste, in particular fishing nets and other marine litter, from the seas for […]

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25 Jan 2014 News

The initial phase of Healthy Seas has focused mainly on activities in the North Sea pilot region and resulted in recovering 20 tons of fishing nets. In 2014, we are delighted to announce that the project will be extended to two other regional pilots in the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea. The Adriatic Sea with its […]

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global underwater explorers
14 Jan 2014 News

In 2014 Healthy Seas is continuing the battle against ghost fishing nets and marine debris. The first step of our journey from waste to wear is to retrieve ghost fishing nets out of ocean waters. Recently the Los Angeles Underwater Explorers (LAUE) became our newest partner in that respect. LAUE is a non-profit organization dedicated […]

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06 Jan 2014 News

The initial phase of Healthy Seas has focused mainly on activities in the North Sea pilot region and resulted in recovering 20 tons of fishing nets. In 2014, Healthy Seas is still looking to cooperate with other ongoing initiatives. An example of such cooperation is Healthy Seas joining forces with the manufacturer of sustainable swimming […]

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28 Nov 2013 News

Marine litter has become a pervasive pollution problem that affects all of the world seas. Even without looking at the scientific facts and figures, we can easily grasp the negative impacts that marine debris, such as plastics and derelict fishing gear has on our oceans. Marine litter brings suffering to thousands of species of bird, fish […]

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04 Nov 2013 News

We’re happy to announce that Koru, an American brand that produces eco-friendly swimwear using ECONYL® nylon yarn will join the Healthy Seas initiative! Koru will become our partner through the “1% for the Planet” program, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of their revenues to environmental causes. Koru, […]

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30 Oct 2013 News

A survey by Accenture unveils that top CEOs are showing declining interest for sustainability measures in businesses. A possible way to overcome this starting inertia was suggested by some CEOs who see collaboration between businesses and NGOs, even across sectors, as the most productive form of initiative. Now, fortunately that’s the very concept of our Healthy Seas […]

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