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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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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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