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13 May 2014 Events

To ensure the sustainable management of marine litter, in particular abandoned fishing nets, in the Adriatic Sea, Healthy Seas and DeFishGear project joined forces at the end of April 2014. While preparing to clean up derelict fishing gear from all reefs and some selected wrecks, the two organizations are also working to raise awareness and […]

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14 May 2014 Events

On 14 May 2014, the official Belgium Healthy Seas kick off took place in Ostend, during a press event “Together towards a waste free North Sea”, organized by the Foundation for Sustainable Fisheries Development (Stichting voor Duurzame Visserijontwikkeling), together with Healthy Seas, WasteFreeOceans, Ecodivers Belgium and other partners. Vice Prime Minister of Belgium, also Minister […]

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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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02 Apr 2014 Press

2 April 2014 PRESS RELEASE – HEALTHY SEAS ECNC Land & Sea Group, Aquafil and Star Sock Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, today announced its participation in ‘Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear’. Desso is the second major flooring company to participate in Healthy Seas. Over 50% of […]

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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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06 Mar 2014 Events

If we don’t have healthy seas and oceans, we won’t have productive ecosystems. There is enough knowledge and policy available. It’s time to take action! These were the key messages of the “Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystem” (HOPE) conference where the Healthy Seas Initiative was also represented. The conference was organized by the European Commission […]

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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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28 Feb 2014 Events

On 3-4 March 2014 the Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems (HOPE) Conference takes place in Brussels. It will bring together all those working with or in relation to the European marine environment and will provide them with the opportunity to discuss progress made over the past 5 years, the problems that still remain and the solutions […]

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