38 Reef
16 Jun 2014 News

Last year, an Healthy Seas dive-team undertook several clean-up dives on the Croatian shipwreck MS Argo, one of the most beautiful ships wreck in the Kvarner gulf. Because the divers could then not remove all nets from the wreck, they returned a year later to continue the good work. A report on their experiences for […]

Read More
ET_23.06.2014_CSR_ReklamationLitho 16.05.14 aSM
18 Jun 2014 News, Press

The European retailer Kaufland will be the first partner to sell Healthy Seas socks. From the 23th of June onwards, the socks will be available in all Kaufland stores. The socks are unique and produced with regenerated yarn made from waste, such as fishing nets also recovered by the Healthy Seas initiative. The ECONYL® polyamide […]

Read More
10 Jun 2014 News

Last Saturday 7 June our Belgian diving team the Ecoduikers performed their first clean-up diving trip in the North Sea. Their target shipwreck was the ‘Branlebas‘, a French class Destroyer, built in 1907 and hit by a German mine in 1915. There were two large trawl nets located on the wreck. Diving conditions were perfect […]

Read More
02 Jun 2014 News

Last year, the Healthy Seas diving team Ghost Fishing undertook several clean-up dives to the Croatian shipwreck MS Argo. They stripped the bow of the wreck of heavy trawler nets and other lost fishing gear. Because the divers weren’t able to clean the full wreck it was decided to continue their removal efforts in 2014. […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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!

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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. […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More