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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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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23 Jun 2014 News, Video

Healthy Seas partner – LAUE (Los Angeles Underwater Explorers) – carried out two successful diving sessions last week. The LAUE team is dedicated to the exploration and conservation of our planet’s underwater regions, and most of its activities take place in Southern California. The first cleanup team went down the Caissons in front of Long […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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