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 teams working in the North Sea to remove ghost nets has grown. There are now three diving teams and one salvage company working for Healthy Seas. Together they have spent 16 days recovering nets from the sea floor. In 2014, two depots have been opened to store the salvaged nets on land. In addition, a special facility has been opened for fishermen to hand in their old nets. These partners are working together towards a cleaner and healthier sea.