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19 Nov 2014 News

During the past two weeks Healthy Seas partners LAUE (Los Angeles Underwater Explorers) carried on an ambitious mission: to clean up the “Olympic”, a popular shipwreck in southern California, in the south Bay near San Pedro. The Olympic started her life as the Star of France. She was built in Ireland in 1877 as a 3 […]

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13 Nov 2014 Blog, News

If you attended the last Biennale Interieur 2014 in Belgium last October, you might have seen a cutting edge concept bar inspired by classic fishing gear and ocean waves. We are talking about the Gone Fishing Bar, realized by Healthy Seas partner Interface, in collaboration with a Swedish design trio consisting of Charlotte Ryberg, a […]

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6.000 kilo's of nets are recovered from the North Sea in the weekend of 25 en 26 Oktober 2014. Foto: Peter Verhoog
27 Oct 2014 News, Press

The last salvage trip of the season collected 6,000 kg of nets from the North Sea. This brings the total for the year to 29,000 kg of nets recovered in the Dutch and Belgian North Sea and offered for recycling. This is almost 10,000 kg more than last year. In 2014 the number of diving […]

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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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29 Sep 2014 Blog, News

World Animal Protection, supported by the UN Environment Programme’s Global Partnership on Marine Litter, Aquafil and the Healthy Seas initiative, is building a Global Ghost Gear Initiative. Innovative and effective solution projects exist around the world to reduce the amount of ghost gear in our seas. But these pioneering solutions are tackling only the tip […]

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01 Oct 2014 News

Last weekend, 27 September 2014, the Healthy Seas North Sea clean-up season ended. Our divers sailed out for their last ghost fishing expedition of this year, joined by the German television station ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) who filmed the trip and will make a documentary of it which will be broadcasted soon on ZDF! The shipwreck […]

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Unwanted Burden
23 Sep 2014 News

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) recently hosted a marine debris workshop in Honolulu, Hawaii. The workshop examined the threat posed to whales, dolphins and porpoises by marine debris, including ALDFG. A group of 30 international experts attended, including representatives from the UN Environment Programme, the FAO, the UN Convention on Migratory Species, the plastics manufacturing […]

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25 Aug 2014 News, Video

Two years ago, our partner LAUE (Los Angeles Underwater Explorer) started the project Infidel clean up. The goal was to remove all the nets which cover the wreck and regularly trap marine life (seals, sea lions, even birds). The wreck seats under 150ft of water, which makes the cleaning work challenging and requires lots of […]

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porto ancona
14 Jul 2014 News

Last week Healthy Seas and its partner DeFishGear started the operational cooperation that aims to collect and reuse abandoned or discarded fishing nets in the Adriatic Sea. The Port of Ancona will be the first “collection point” of this national project, made with the involvement of fishermen, divers, local government, scientific research, NGOs and Aquafil, […]

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13 Jul 2014 News

Sunday 13 July, another clean-up dive took place in the Dutch North Sea. One of the shipwrecks our Healthy Seas volunteer divers paid a visit to is the Chamber-pot wreck. The diving trip was fully sponsored by the Dutch ASN Bank, with the money that Healthy Seas won in the Sustainability Battle last year: Post by Healthy […]

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