Ghostfishing
06 Jul 2015 News

The diving season started already a month ago but unfortunately the weather didn’t allow us to sail out much. Our Belgium diving team ‘Ecoduikers’ started a couple of weeks ago, filling 9 postbags with approximately 150 kilograms of lost fishing nets from the shipwrecks S.S. Laura and MHS Achilles. Yesterday, Sunday 4 July, the first clean-up […]

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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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Thank-You-OPC
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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Medasset
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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Al-Jazeera
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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Piraeus
11 May 2015 Blog, Events

Marine litter, in particular derelict fishing gear, is a growing environmental threat, posing risks to wildlife and humans and impacting crucial economic sectors, such as fisheries and the maritime sector. This year, the European Maritime Day will focus on the role of ports and coasts as gateways to maritime growth, addressing job creation, sustainability and […]

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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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Healthy Seas Team
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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Unwanted Burden
27 Mar 2015 Blog, Press

An article on Medium talking about the problem of ghost nets and how Healthy Seas came up with a solution based on collaboration and a broader vision of the problem from prevention to collection and recycling of ghost nets. Hope you enjoy it!  

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logoltenew
12 Mar 2015 Blog, Press

Our journey from waste to wear was just featured on LtEconomy. This online magazine focuses on the concept of long term economy  and supports behaviors that ensures a better future to the following generations. Check out: http://buff.ly/1xk9Nzp 

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