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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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26 May 2015 Blog, News

We made it! A huge thank you to everybody who supported our crowdfunding campaign! Thanks to your donations, we actually exceeded our target by 20% – collecting almost 18,000 euros!! This is incredible, and we sincerely thank you for your trust in us. As you can see at our Facebook page, we already started our […]

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25 May 2015 Blog, News

Healthy Seas and MEDASSET have agreed to join forces in the battle against marine litter. Starting this week, they will work together to reduce the harm fishnets cause by involving divers, fishermen and other stakeholders in Greece. The cooperation was officially launched on 24 May, with the clean-up diving action that was performed by the […]

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19 May 2015 Blog, News, Video

The first time we talked with people of Earthrise team and explained them what the Healthy Seas initiative is, they were overwhelmed by the amount of information, names, subjects involved and activities going on behind this project, but they loved it. It took time to discover every piece of this journey from marine waste to […]

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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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08 May 2015 Blog, News

The new diving season is about to start and we created a little calendar of the upcoming months so that you can stick it on your desk or your refrigerator and follow our journey along and read our blog for updates on our diving activities. Here are the tentative dates we planned in the Netherlands […]

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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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02 Apr 2015 News, Video

Last week we launched our first crowdfunding campaign, targeting the Netherlands and Belgium. With this campaign we aim to crowdfund 15.000 euros in 60 days via donations. The goal is to clean the North Sea from as many fishing nets as possible, but at least 10 tons. People who donate receive a unique reward, which […]

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26 Mar 2015 News, Video

Following the publication of our infographic capturing our activities in 2014, we proudly present our latest video, showing our fishing net recovery results for 2014! The story is presented by one of our divers and a Healthy Seas partner, without whom we could never have achieved this! In 2014 31 tons of nets were collected […]

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12 Feb 2015 Blog, News

Here’s a quick glimpse of our progress between 2013 and 2014 as well as a recap of our activities in 2014. We are very delighted about it and very much motivated to make 2015 even better! Please stay with us for exciting updates throughout this year and follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Check out […]

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18 Dec 2014 News, Press

Members of Parliament in the UK wore Healthy Seas socks this week in order to show support for World Animal Protection’s Sea Change campaign. By posting ‘footsies’ showing their Healthy Seas socks in Twitter, they publicly endorsed the campaign. Jointly aiming to reduce the amount of lost and discarded fishing gear that harms and entangles […]

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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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