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12 Jan 2018 Blog, News, Press, Video

„We want the seas to be heard!” – In case you missed it, here you can watch (again) the report about Bracenet and our cooperation which was at the TV programme DAS!  at NDR in Germany yesterday evening.,dasx13184.html Bracenet develops fashion bracelets from ghost nets and joined forces with Healthy Seas and its partners […]

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05 Nov 2017 Blog, Events, News, Video

Diving at the North Sea is not easy… in many ways. Often our diving trips are cancelled due to bad weather just before the action could take place. A group of enthusiastic volunteer divers are continuously preparing and scheduling trips, but whether they can leave the harbour or not is always a question. This weekend […]

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13 Nov 2017 Blog, Events, News, Video

This weekend, on 18-19 November our divers in Greece will return to the Corinthian Gulf for more ghost net removal. In July, the Ghost Fishing Greece divers removed big amount of ghost nets around 40m length and about 400kg from a shipwreck. The recovered nets were creating not only a death trap for all kinds […]

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06 Nov 2017 Blog, Events, News, Press, Video

On 5-6 October 2017, global leaders were invited in Malta to commit to new actions to ensure sustainable fisheries, to mitigate climate change impacts, to announce new marine protected areas and to fight marine pollution in the framework of the ‘Our Ocean’ conference. Healthy Seas and its partners were organizing various side events in Malta, […]

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30 Oct 2017 Blog, Events, News, Press, Video

This week 550 school children at De Trinoom primary school in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, are learning about plastic pollution, ghost nets, sea turtles and much more…! The programme started today with interactive presentations and games and will finish on Friday with an information market. The children can “breath together” with our divers, try their equipment […]

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17 Jan 2017 News, Video

We are very proud to announce that Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mr Karmenu Vella, agreed to become an official Healthy Seas ambassador. He confirmed this by recording a video statement, underlining his active support for the work we do. The European Commission considers marine litter a serious problem and therefore sees action leading […]

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02 Dec 2016 Blog, News, Video

Our volunteer divers in Greece are at full speed. After a successful clean-up action at a shipwreck near Patroklos island last month, now they returned to recover ghost nets which were left there by an old fish farm. The diving team managed to collect over 1,5 tons of abandoned nets during two dives. They were […]

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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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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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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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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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