Extending Healthy Seas activities in Italy

1
03 October 2016

Healthy Seas presented its journey from waste to wear at the Green Bubbles Open Workshop in Portofino (26-27 September) while raising awareness about marine litter and showing that in circular economy waste is a resource. The workshop hosted 50+ participants from academia, diving industry, authorities, press and NGOs.

The event offered a great opportunity to explore cooperation with divers, representatives of marine protected areas and other stakeholders in order to further extend our activities in Italy for ghost nets free seas!

Furthermore we are also exploring cooperation with fishermen in Portofino area to establish waste fishing net reception facilities in some selected harbours. We encourage the fishermen to collect their waste nets for us and offer multiple benefits for those who decide to do so.

Related Post

DSC_0054
16 Feb 2017 Blog, News

Great news from Italy! Watch the latest video from Portofino Divers about a clean-up dive in the Portofino Marine Protected Area! They are dedicated for the conservation of the reefs and did already several ghost fishing net recovering in the marine park. We are looking forward to have joint projects in Italy. Photos © Bruno […]

Read More
2016 results_A4
07 Feb 2017 Blog, News

Last year’s results are published and they look very encouraging! We created many new and valuable partnerships, which helped us collecting much bigger amount of nets with the help of divers and fishermen. Also, we had exciting new activities with the involvement of schools. Together with our partners, we developed education material and interactive games […]

Read More
Pic 4
06 Feb 2017 Blog, Events, News

Healthy Seas was an Exhibitor at Duikvaker Expo last weekend (4-5 February) at Expo Houten. The biggest diving event of the Netherlands had its 25th anniversary this year. The event attracted ca. 15.000 visitors, 100+ exhibitors and 80 speakers from all over Europe. Together with our partner Ghost Fishing, we were spreading the word about […]

Read More
Beach Clean-up Scheveningen LR-18
31 Jan 2017 Events

On Wednesday 25th January, around 120 children and parents from the Annie M.G. Schmidtschool and day-care centre 2Samen participated in our Healthy Seas beach clean-up. They bravely faced the cold for more than an hour, collecting over 330 kilograms of litter from the Dutch beach of Scheveningen. Upon return they weighed their bags at the […]

Read More